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  • Storage Hardware
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Storage

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their engineering teams often ask Forrester for technology adoption data to understand which new innovations their peers have adopted to manage fast...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Servers And Data Centers

    Hyperscale Computing Demands And Flash Will Reshape The Server Landscape

    As we transition from 2013, the drumbeat of new servers and new CPU offerings from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel, IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, and a variety of ARM licensees including Texas...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Q&A: The Top Questions And Answers On Enterprise Storage In H1 2013

    Your Peers Seek Answers On Storage Efficiency, Modernization, Consumerization, Performance, And Vendor Selection

    In the first half of 2013, Forrester advised over 100 enterprise IT professionals on their most important storage decisions. After analyzing these engagements, we found that the five categories of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Cisco Acquires Whiptail: A Flashy Entrance Into The Storage Landscape

    Flash Array Technology Opens Up Database, HPC, And Virtualization Opportunities For Cisco

    On September 10, 2013, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of flash array startup Whiptail for $415 million in cash. With this important deal, Cisco enters the storage market. In the near term,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Western Digital Acquires Virident And sTec: A Billion-Dollar SSD And Flash Card Bet

    The Time Is Now To Develop Your SSD And Flash Strategy

    On September 9, 2013, Western Digital announced its acquisition of PCIe flash card specialist Virident Systems for $685 million. This comes fewer than three months after Western Digital's acquisition...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Your Business Case For All-Flash Storage Arrays

    Start With Performance-Sensitive Applications, But Emphasize The Operational Cost Benefits

    Consider your most critical technology-powered assets. For retailers, this is your eCommerce site. For financial service firms, this is your trading platform. If you run these assets on hard-drive...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Hardware Trends 2013: Data-Intensive Firms Lead Adoption Of Next-Generation Computing

    We drew on our recent survey of 2,330 IT decision-makers regarding hardware adoption and priorities, learning among other things that the average enterprise in our sample is managing almost 50% more...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Master The Eight Disruptors That Will Transform Business Technology Resiliency In 2013

    Landscape: The Business Technology Resiliency Playbook

    This report defines and dissects the intersections and future directions of the solutions that make up the business technology (BT) resiliency landscape. It also identifies and catalogs the vendors...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on a...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Optimize IT Infrastructure Around Key Workloads

    Landscape: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    The inside-out approach of engineers focused on technology for its own sake must stop: Your business cares about outcomes and holistic services, not server, storage, and network technologies. For too...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Cache Is King In Cloud Storage Enablement

    How Cloud Storage Gateways Can Facilitate Storage Across The WAN

    Cloud storage options abound these days, and enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals are eager to take advantage of expected cost and flexibility benefits. But for most data-intensive...

    • Downloads: 419
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Top 10 Storage Predictions For I&O Professionals

    Storage teams faced another busy year as their businesses produced larger volumes of data than ever before and sought better storage performance to feed applications that support business growth. Of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Disk Libraries, Q1 2012

    Identity Crisis No More: The Backup Market Shifts From Virtual Tape To Treating Disk As Disk In Open Systems Environments

    The use of disk in backup environments has been accelerating for several years. We've now reached a point where most infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are using disk in some way,...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:SSD-Only Storage Challenges The Need For Tiers

    Advanced Data Reduction Brings The Effective Cost Near Parity With Disk

    Flash-based solid state disk (SSD) is poised to play a big role in enterprise storage due to its high-performance, stateful nature and moderate cost compared with DRAM, but figuring out how to use it...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

    Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments

    The storage industry is undergoing a transition. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) execs know that storage is a core component of enabling private cloud environments. But to achieve cloud...

    • Downloads: 799
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Computing Futures 2016: How Hardware Advances Will Shift Vendor Prospects

    CPUs, Disks, Sensors, And Displays Change Dramatically In The Next Five Years

    Hardware innovation will continue to roil the tech ecosystem through 2016, forcing vendor strategists at software and services firms to adjust continuously to new hardware capabilities, plus the new...

    • Downloads: 819
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Develop Your Road Map For Business Technology Resiliency Tools

    Road Map: The Business Technology Resiliency Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders develop their road map of business technology (BT) resiliency tools using Forrester's...

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  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Demand Insights: The SMB Hardware Infrastructure Market

    SMBs' Plans For Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Form Factors, And Cloud Computing

    Suppliers of infrastructure hardware to small and medium-size business (SMB) buyers are poised for better times, given plans by SMBs to upgrade their software and associated hardware infrastructures...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Updated Q4 2010: Market Overview: Backup Software-As-A-Service

    The First Of Many IT Ops-Focused SaaS Offerings

    It's been almost two years since we last produced this report, and during that time the vendor landscape has changed considerably; however, one constant remains true: Backup is a struggle for both...

    • Downloads: 890
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Past, Present, And Future Of Replication

    Upgrade Continuity And Recovery With Replication

    Tape is not dead, and in fact, a large number of companies still rely heavily on tape for disaster recovery (DR). Tape is affordable and removable, but as the requirement to recover IT services after...

    • Downloads: 987
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:IT In India's Power Sector: Emerging Trends And Market Opportunities

    A stable, reliable, and sufficient electricity supply is crucial for any country. However, the power scenario in India has yet to reach desirable standards due to inadequate capacity, high...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:SSD And Tiering Will Alter The Storage Media Mix

    But It Won't Eliminate Disk Drives Any Time Soon

    Storage management is a complex balancing act of reducing the cost of delivery without jeopardizing the performance and availability of key business applications and data. The advent of flash-based...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Controlling Storage Cost Amid High Growth

    Storage capacity has been growing fast for the past five years, and an end to the recession is only likely to spur further expansion as projects are re-funded. Recent data shows storage commanding a...

    • Downloads: 1026
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Hardware Spending Plans And Priorities: North American SMBs

    Using data from Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, North America And Europe, Q2 2009, we look at hardware spending plans and priorities for North American SMBs.

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  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Banking And Insurance Cloud Usage, Risk Perceptions, And Decision-Makers

    Based on the 2009 Business Data Services hardware survey, this is a banking and insurance industry look at cloud computing and cloud storage usage, risk perceptions, and decision-maker data.

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