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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  • Cloud Computing
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Did HP Bail Out Of Public Cloud?

    We Expect HP To Reduce Its Commitment To Public Cloud But Continue To Focus On Private And Hybrid Cloud Solutions

    HP's cloud executive team generated some media speculation on April 8, 2015, when it indicated that it can't compete directly with the hyperscale public cloud platforms. Does this mean HP is exiting...

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2014

      A common business technology (BT) agenda request that we receive from our infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients is baseline adoption data for hosted private cloud to inform their cloud...

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    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Embrace The Hybrid Technology Ecosystem For Service Design

      Processes: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

      Motivated by the explosion of third-party infrastructure, technology platform alternatives, and the growing popularity of cloud services, many organizations want to get out of the data center...

      • Downloads: 50
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Consider Bare-Metal As A Viable Cloud Option

      Simplicity Is Key For Many Performance-Sensitive Services

      I&O pros face increasingly stringent SLAs for high-volume customer-facing transactions to serve a bold, dynamic BT agenda. VM-based IaaS cloud services have become a strong infrastructure solution...

      • Downloads: 74
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Organize The Chaos Of Cloud With A Realistic And Effective Strategy

      Continuous Improvement: The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2015

      Developing a realistic and achievable cloud strategy is far from easy. Organizations can't always start at square one when creating a cloud strategy, since most already make use of cloud in a variety...

      • Downloads: 82
    • For Customer Experience Professionals

      Report:Customer Experience Organizations Must Change To Benefit From The Cloud

      Four Transformations Enable Businesses To Build Successful Digital Experiences In The Cloud

      New digital experiences are reshaping how people do everything from hailing a ride to accessing a document and cleaning their teeth. To keep pace with the disruptive upstarts delivering these new...

      • Downloads: 83
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Cloud Broker Solutions Emerge But Remain Fragmented

      You Know You Need To Be One, But What Does It Mean?

      With infrastructure and operations' reinvigorated cloud governance approach comes the promise of cloud brokering. But cloud brokering functions range from governance, chargeback/showback, service...

      • Downloads: 71
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Leverage Best Practices For Your Private Cloud Implementation

      Lesson Learned From Early Adopters In China

      Many Chinese organizations have launched private cloud projects but lack specific implementation guidance on how to ensure that these initiatives will deliver the right outcomes. They are also...

      • Downloads: 47
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Brief: A New International Standard Helps CIOs Protect Personal Data In The Cloud At Last

      As cloud computing adoption grows, an increasing number of organizations are experiencing its benefits while struggling to mitigate its risks. Compliance with data protection rules remains a...

      • Downloads: 78
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Asia Pacific, Q2 2015

      Private Cloud Is Suffering Growing Pains — But It's Still Growth

      Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams across Asia Pacific (AP) and around the world consult with Forrester to get advice about private cloud adoption so they can better plan...

      • Downloads: 41
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Master Business Agility With Cloud Platforms

      Three Categories Of Agility Boosters Deliver Organizational And Market Agility

      Software-as-a-service (SaaS) computing and cloud platforms have been around for more than 20 years, with faster and simpler software delivery driving adoption. Speed remains important, but speed is...

      • Downloads: 142
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Government Spying Will Cost US Vendors Fewer Billions Than Initial Estimates

      Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Could Take $47 Billion Over Three Years From US-Based Cloud Providers And Outsourcers

      Is Edward Snowden's unveiling of the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program ruining the fates of US cloud, hosting, and outsourcing businesses as international customers walk away from...

      • Downloads: 37
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Did PRISM Cause An Exodus From US Clouds?

      Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Has Driven More Use Of Encryption Than Migration

      Since Edward Snowden revealed the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program, there has been widespread speculation that the announcement would ruin the fates of US cloud, hosting, and...

      • Downloads: 75
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Brief: Is IBM A Cloud Leader Yet?

      Its InterConnect Customer Event Showcased A Credible Strategy Not Yet Backed By Mature, Leading Platforms

      IBM's InterConnect customer conference gave us a checkpoint on IBM's progress toward becoming a leading cloud platform for enterprises. IBM has marshaled its forces to deliver this latest reinvention...

      • Downloads: 110
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Cloud Data Management Is Still Risky For Trusted Business Data

      Immature Data Governance Capabilities Strangle Business Value

      Organizations are adopting cloud for big data, self-service business intelligence, and omnichannel personalized customer engagement. The ability to scale and shrink quickly in a cost-effective manner...

      • Downloads: 195
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Don't Fear The Cloud — Profit From It

      Organization: The Cloud Computing Playbook

      Cloud adoption is increasingly widespread at enterprise organizations and a growing number of small and medium-size businesses. Cloud computing is also a potential source of massive disruption, not...

      • Downloads: 192
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Internet Of Things Applications Hunger For Hadoop And Real-Time Analytics In The Cloud

      IoT Data Strains And Stresses Traditional Application Designs

      Getting true value from the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application development and delivery professionals to find an economical way to collect, store, process, and analyze the data it...

      • Downloads: 277
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Beware The Pitfalls Within Networking For Hybrid Cloud

      Networking Has A Ways To Go To Make Hybrid Cloud Simple

      While we would all like hybrid cloud configurations to be simple and easy, the current economic, physics, and security realities result in infrastructure integration challenges that can be complex...

      • Downloads: 176
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Be Aware Of These Key Sourcing Trends For Managed Services And Cloud

      Do You Need To Rethink Your Sourcing Strategy In 2015?

      The sourcing of technical services is changing based on different trends: Technology management teams will continue to rely on managed technical services due to their inability to transform existing...

      • Downloads: 181
    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Market Overview: Cloud Data Protection Solutions

      CDP Solutions Are A Mandatory Security Control

      Security and risk (S&R) professionals must protect data that business and technology management leaders store in cloud services — services that they have little control over or visibility into....

      • Downloads: 302
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Tata Communications Makes Network Connectivity Predictable

      Deterministic Routing Enables Business Agility

      Cloud services give infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals flexible new options. They also pose new challenges — such as network latency, network availability, and application...

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    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:PRISM's Impact On The US Cloud Industry

      A Business Technographics Document: Forrester Survey Suggests NSA Spying Has Driven More Use Of Encryption Than Migration

      Since Edward Snowden revealed the US National Security Agency's PRISM spying program, there has been widespread speculation that the announcement would ruin the fates of US cloud, hosting, and...

      • Downloads: 63
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

      Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook

      Seldom have tech managers had it so easy in building a compelling value proposition as they do with cloud technologies. If anything, expectations for cloud's impact on costs have expanded beyond...

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    • For Security & Risk Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Use "Customer-Managed Keys" To Regain Control Of Your Data

      Your Digital Business Can Adopt Cloud Services Without Sacrificing Security Or Privacy

      On February 10, 2015, Box announced a new enterprise key management system for security of content stored in the Box cloud. This new key management offering adds support for external encryption, key...

      • Downloads: 83
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In North America, Q3 2014

      North American infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their...

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