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 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)...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Portfolio Evaluation Is The Key To Migrating Applications To The Cloud

    Processes: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud services in the enterprise are growing, as customers increasingly want to get out of the data center business. While these services offer flexible new options for CIOs, infrastructure and...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Public Cloud, North America, Q1 2016

    Developer adoption of public cloud is a no-brainer. Adoption rises steadily each year, but infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros are split on whether it will replace traditional hosting options...

    • Downloads: 157
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Software-Defined Data Center Is The Future Of Infrastructure Architecture

    Landscape: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    Traditional data center thinking must end. Better automation tools, container abstractions, software-defined networks, and composable infrastructure stacks have ushered in a software-defined data...

    • Downloads: 1923
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q1 2016

    Hosted private cloud takes characteristics from both internal private environments and public cloud to create a third infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) deployment model. Despite its later entry,...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

    Are enterprises actually adopting public cloud? European infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for public cloud adoption data to inform the cloud strategy...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Simplify Your Hybrid Infrastructure Strategy With Cloud Exchanges

    How Colocation And Interconnection Partners Can Help Support Your Multicloud Future

    As the cloud market matures, more critical business applications will continue to move into cloud environments. In this increasingly hybrid environment, infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Global Cloud Security Market Sizing And Forecast, 2015 To 2020

    Companies Will Spend $8 Billion Over The Next Five Years To Protect Data In The Cloud

    As enterprises embrace a diverse cloud ecosystem, a new generation of software is emerging to address the security requirements of highly distributed IT infrastructure. These new offerings make up...

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In North America, Q1 2016

      What's the future of private cloud? In North America, private cloud interest and adoption is alive and well. Many North American organizations fall short of a true cloud, but the intent is there....

      • Downloads: 672
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Millennials Will Revolutionize Technology Management

      As Younger Generations Enter Your Workforce, They Will Bring Their Attitudes And Preferences With Them

      As the workforce ages, organizations should be prepared to adjust recruitment strategies and established technology practices. As the portion of younger employees in your organization becomes more...

      • Downloads: 146
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Improve Quality And Speed With Application Testing In The Cloud

      The Scale, Speed, And Standardization Of Cloud Usually Benefits Testing In Many Ways

      Fast and easy accessibility, elastic scalability, and pay-per-use pricing models make cloud computing attractive for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals looking to create a...

      • Downloads: 143
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Infrastructure As Code, The Missing Element In The I&O Agenda

      Strategic Plan: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

      Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have been dedicated to delivering services at lower costs and ever greater efficiency, but the business technology (BT) agenda requires innovation...

      • Downloads: 206
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

      European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes

      Private cloud is certainly not dead in Europe: A near majority of business and tech decision-makers have adopted private cloud or are planning to within the next year. While most efforts in Europe...

      • Downloads: 300
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:DevOps Makes Modern Service Delivery Modern

      Vision: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

      "DevOps" and "continuous delivery" are the buzzwords of the day. But what do they really mean? In the age of the customer, customers are demanding business technology solutions that are easy to use,...

      • Downloads: 580
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:The Role Of Telcos In Digital Ecosystems: Gaps Between Ambition And Reality

      CIOs Will Rely On Telcos For Connectivity In Digital Ecosystems — But Very Little Else

      Rising customer sophistication forces businesses to become more customer-obsessed and work with vendors and ecosystem partners to boost customer experiences and operational excellence to enhance...

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    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Overview

      Forrester has been tracking almost 50 private cloud service providers that deliver products or services to enterprises. This report refreshes Forrester's high-level overview of this landscape for...

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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 2015

      As enterprises across each industry increasingly embrace mobile and digital, business demands are quickly growing. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros are inundated with demands to help the...

      • Downloads: 443
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

      IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP As Cloud Platform Vendors

      Public cloud platforms are a foundation for applications that win, serve, and retain customers. The four largest enterprise software providers did relatively little to drive adoption of cloud...

      • Downloads: 553
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms In China, Q3 2015

      The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

      Public cloud application platforms unlock the agility and economic advantages of cloud computing for digital business globally, but the enterprise public cloud vendor landscape in China is very...

      • Downloads: 172
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Capitalize On SaaS CRM Solutions With Better Governance

      Organization: The CRM Playbook

      Organizations increasingly adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM solutions, but many have not adapted their governance processes and policies to get maximum value out of those solutions....

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    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Architect Hybrid Cloud Management To Boost Your Digital Business

      Chinese Companies Are Undertaking The Journey Toward Hybrid Cloud Maturity

      Cloud is becoming the new norm for enterprises. More and more companies across the globe are using two or more private, hosted, or public cloud services, applying different technology stacks to...

      • Downloads: 245
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

      Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2015

      Most enterprises have adopted cloud computing in some form; the key question is where your organization falls. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging the average enterprise? Understand the...

      • Downloads: 953
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Should There Be A Cloud Foundry In Your Future?

      Awareness Runs High, But Few Understand The Rewards And Risks Of This Cloud Platform Choice

      The Cloud Foundry platform has all of the hallmarks of success: It has proven effective in speeding application delivery, is available as open source, is backed by HP, IBM, Intel, SAP, and VMware, is...

      • Downloads: 309
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Make The Cloud A Foundation Of Your Digital Experience Platform Strategy

      Push Vendors And Service Providers To Describe Benefits, Not Cloud Marketing-Speak

      The digital experience (DX) platform market has been slow to move to the cloud. Fortunately, major digital experience platform vendors like Adobe and SAP hybris are now embracing the cloud to deploy...

      • Downloads: 281
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Market Overview: Public Cloud Services In China In 2015

      CIOs Must Embrace Public Cloud Services To Support Business Transformation And Evaluate Options Against Local Requirements

      Chinese firms face a triple threat in their highly competitive market: the mobile mind shift of customers, the explosion of eCommerce, and market disruption by fast-moving Internet companies. To...

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