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:Pulling The Curtain Back On Neutron, OpenStack's Cloud Networking Module

    Explore And Balance Neutron's Good And Bad Aspects For Your Cloud

    Skeptics once shunned OpenStack's maligned Neutron cloud networking module in favor of other network virtualization solutions. Over the past two years, the OpenStack community has doubled down on...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: iPaaS For Dynamic Integration, Q3 2016

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In our 32-criteria evaluation of providers of integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) for dynamic integration, we identified the eight most significant — Adeptia, Dell Boomi, Flowgear, IBM,...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Customer Service Agility With Cloud Contact Centers

    Contact center interaction management (CCIM) software continues to evolve into integrated suites that vendors offer as a service. These vendors are reporting 20% growth rates, while on-premises...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Real Managed Clouds Offer Much More Than Just Outsourced Infrastructure

    The Managed Cloud Market Is Maturing, With The Better Providers Emphasizing Services That Support Their Customers' Digital Journey

    Cloud computing changes the way that applications are designed, built, and run. It is often part of a broader organizational change, as enterprises move to embrace digital opportunities. Providers of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Apply Maslow's Hierarchy And Deming's PDCA Cycle For Continuous Infrastructure Improvement

    Continuous Improvement: The Infrastructure Playbook For 2016

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams have a broader charter in the age of the customer. I&O pros must optimize their infrastructure people, processes, and technology in pursuit of the business...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: SAP S/4Hana Lifts Off

    The Licensed Version Of The Next-Generation ERP Solution Is Gaining Traction, But The SaaS Offering Is Off To A Slow Start

    S/4Hana represents a major initiative by SAP to replatform and refactor its business suite to leverage its Hana in-memory database. The Sapphire Now conference in May 2016 enabled Forrester to assess...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Symantec Buys Its Way To Relevance With Blue Coat Acquisition

    On June 12, 2016, Symantec agreed to buy web security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion. With a fresh set of network and cloud technologies, a new CEO at the helm, and additional financial support,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Public Internet Isn't Your WAN

    Four Leading Indicators From The Cloud Giants Show Why They Don't Solely Rely On It, And Neither Should You

    Most digital transformation initiatives are doomed from the start. Why? The network platform won't be good enough to support them. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have eschewed...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    No longer a tactical solution, cloud is a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems, connecting employees, customers, partners, vendors, and...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Cloud Foundry Summit, Q2 2016

    Enterprise private cloud strategies are shifting to focus on developers — not optimized infrastructure. Developer productivity at scale demands user ease, multicloud platform support and consistency,...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: China's Clouds Come To Europe

    Established Chinese Providers Offer New Choices For The European Public Cloud Infrastructure Market

    Already well-established in their home market, Alibaba and Huawei are bringing competing public cloud solutions to Europe in 2016. One will launch under its own brand, while the other has chosen to...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016

    Hardware Optimized To Run Hadoop Delivers Quick Setup, Higher Performance, And Automation

    On-premises Hadoop deployments just got easier. General-purpose hardware infrastructure requires considerable time and effort to install, configure, tune, upgrade, and monitor Hadoop platforms....

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions Of Major Service Providers, Q2 2016

    Service providers are relying more upon software assets and intellectual property (IP) when carrying out client engagements. This is certainly true with hybrid cloud management: Providers are...

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Ten Ways That The Cloud Can Power Government Customer Experience Innovation

    Cloud services promise to lower tech management operational costs, which entices government agencies in this time of constrained budgets. But the cloud also has the potential to improve government...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Your Three-Step Guide To Planning Cloud Migration

    Be Cautious About The Macroeconomic Lure Of The Cloud Sirens

    Cloud migration has exploded in popularity since General Electric's (GE's) flashy keynote at Amazon Web Service's (AWS's) re:Invent in September 2015. GE claims to be migrating all workloads not...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Understand Public Cloud Pricing Strategies To Save Money Today And Tomorrow

    Public Cloud Pricing Isn't Simple, But Savvy Buyers Can Save Plenty

    Public cloud pricing is not as simple as many claim. Now that cloud is the preferred platform for apps that win, serve, and retain customers, adoption and spending are both up. Clients often seek...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Your Next Security Analyst Could Be A Computer

    IBM Announces Watson For Cyber Security

    IBM announced on May 10 that it is launching a project to use its cognitive computing technology, Watson, in cybersecurity. Working with eight universities, IBM intends to train Watson on the...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Top Technologies For Your Business Technology Agenda, 2016

    The Top Business Technologies To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers Along Every Step Of Their Journeys

    Customer-obsessed firms are customer-led and insights-driven. They move fast rather than perfectly, and they are connected to serve increasingly powerful customers. CIOs wield a critical asset: the...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: BT Infrastructure, Q2 2016

    Road Map: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    Software has turned the infrastructure world upside down. Hardware speeds and feeds no longer dominate infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' criteria; they know that the fastest...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Public Cloud Platforms Consolidate, But New Disruptions On The Way

    The Market's Now 10 Years Old; Microservice Designs And Enterprise Apps Will Drive The Next Decade

    Public cloud platforms are the foundation for developing and running applications in the age of the customer. The market has matured rapidly as two vendors — Amazon Web Services and Microsoft —...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Vendor Profile: Aliyun, Q2 2016

    CIOs Should Pay Attention To This Key Chinese Public Cloud Vendor

    CIOs are embracing public cloud services to accelerate their firms' digital business transformation. The Chinese public cloud landscape differs greatly from the global one, so CIOs in China looking...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2016

    Mitaka Summit Quantifies Enterprise Adoption And Focuses On Usability

    Cloud computing is a linchpin of a digital business. While the major public cloud providers have their own proprietary platforms, hybrid services that include private cloud favor the OpenStack...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Public Cloud Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) In The European Market

    CIOs Benefit As Local Cloud Providers Position Themselves To Augment Hyperscale Leaders

    CIOs supporting their European operations with public cloud infrastructure see a market that appears healthy but fragmented. Hyperscale arrivals from the US mix with locally developed options and...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Transform Your Infrastructure Ecosystem For The BT Era

    Assessment: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    More-flexible sourcing models are now disrupting traditional infrastructure vendor management strategies. The nature of vendors, and therefore, of vendor relationships themselves, is changing. Also,...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

    Elasticity, Automation, And Pay-As-You-Go Compel Enterprise Adoption Of Hadoop In The Cloud

    "We want to do Hadoop in the cloud." That's what we increasingly hear from enterprises that have successfully run on-premises Hadoop proof-of-concepts. CIOs charge their enterprise architecture (EA)...

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