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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    June 8, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of hybrid cloud management providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — BMC Software, Cisco, CloudHealth Technologies, Embotics, HyperGrid, Micro Focus, RackWare, Red Hat, RightScale, Scalr, Turbonomic, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Cloud Unified Communications Providers, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 Cloud Unified Communications Providers

    June 4, 2018 Art Schoeller

    You can use cloud unified communications (UC) providers to quickly deliver critical UC capabilities to your workers, reduce or eliminate capex investments, and protect existing UC investments. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of providers — providers that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a cloud UC provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Cost Monitoring And Optimization, Q2 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 30, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of cloud cost monitoring and optimization providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Apptio, Cloudability, CloudCheckr, CloudHealth Technologies, Densify, Microsoft, RightScale, Teevity, and Turbonomic — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals make the right choice.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Public Cloud Platform Native Security, Q2 2018

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 22, 2018 Andras Cser

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of public cloud platform native security (PCPNS), we identified the seven most significant ones — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Rackspace — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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

    In The Age Of Pragmatic Cloud, Customize Strategies To Comply With GDPR

    May 2, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    Every enterprise in Europe is rethinking cloud — or should be. As European infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals enter 2018, they're tasked with critiquing the cost efficiency and productivity of their current strategies, revisiting the suitability of use cases in the public cloud, and exploring what General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations mean for strategy. This report features European public cloud adoption data from the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2017.

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