Cloud Computing

A standardized IT capability (services, software, or infrastructure) delivered in a pay-per-use, self-service way. Research coverage includes cloud security.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: A Clear Multicloud Strategy Delivers Business Value

    Get Comfortable With The Reality Of Multiple Cloud Partners

    April 18, 2018 Paul Miller

    The systems of engagement driving business growth often exploit cloud computing for agility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. In isolation, each of these systems may need just one cloud provider, but the broad portfolio of tools deployed across the enterprise creates a more complex picture. CIOs face the challenge of multicloud and of developing an effective strategy to understand and manage the mix of cloud resources upon which their businesses depend. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates reports periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America And Europe, Q2 2018

    Cloud Migration Adds Fuel To The Hosted Private Cloud Fire

    April 11, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    Adoption of hosted private cloud continues to grow, despite criticism. Hosted private cloud sits between the world of public and private cloud — combining the expertise of a cloud service provider with the isolation of a private cloud. While some balk at its shortcomings relative to pure public cloud offerings, others see its unique position to serve a variety of use cases and users. This report for I&O pros explores current trends in private cloud adoption, using data from the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2017.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q2 2018

    Hybrid Cloud Is The Approach That Will Conquer Digital Transformation And GDPR

    April 10, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    European enterprises continue to adopt private cloud, despite the strong prevalence in their strategies to migrate to public clouds. In 2017, they sought to optimize these strategies, seeking less complexity, tighter budgets, and heightened developer productivity. The era of the pragmatic cloud is here; enterprises are exploring change tolerance, the impact of GDPR, and common API solutions like Azure Stack. This report analyzes current trends in private cloud adoption, using data from the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2017.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Development-Only Public Cloud Platforms, North America, Q2 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 9, 2018 John R. Rymer, Dave Bartoletti

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of development-only public cloud platform providers, we identified the 11 most important vendors — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal Software, Red Hat, Salesforce, and SAP — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Full-Stack Public Cloud Development Platforms, North America, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 9, 2018 Dave Bartoletti, John R. Rymer

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of full-stack public cloud development platform providers, we identified the seven most important vendors — Alibaba, AWS, CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle — and researched, assessed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals make the right choices.

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