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:OpenStack Is Ready — Are You?

    Learn From The Lessons Of The OpenStack Masters To Help You Succeed With The Popular Private Cloud Platform

    OpenStack is an open source cloud platform that has become a compatibility standard for the private cloud market. Despite its headway into the Fortune 100 and long list of notable vendor supporters,...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Applications, products, and...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: CDN Platforms And Digital Performance Services

    CDNs Have Evolved To Close Experience Gaps With Web, Video, And Security Digital Performance Services

    Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around for 15 years using localized caching to improve web performance. But the relentless growth in mobile engagement and the demands of digital experience...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Select Your Optimal Hosted Private Cloud Strategy

    We Identified The Best Practices For The Five Common Hosted Private Cloud Adopter Profiles

    There is no single strategy or journey to the cloud that describes the experience of all or even most organizations' adoption path, and trying to glean a single approach from all of the adoption...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Cisco Makes Its Long-Expected Change In Leadership

    Customers Are Safe As John Chambers Passes The Baton To Chuck Robbins

    John Chambers has been the face of Cisco for 20 years. Although an icon of the technology industry, his succession was inevitable. On May 4, 2015, Cisco made the formal announcement that Cisco...

    • Downloads: 30
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 72
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 83
  • 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: 69
  • 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: 93
  • 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: 114
  • 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: 114
  • 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: 82
  • 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: 55
  • 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: 90
  • 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: 50
  • 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: 166
  • 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: 39
  • 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: 80
  • 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: 122
  • 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: 201
  • 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: 212
  • 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: 306
  • 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: 187
  • 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: 214
  • 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: 330