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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172 results in Reports

  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Technographics
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 507
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 275
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 66
  • 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: 393
  • 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: 606
  • 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: 215
  • 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: 2105
  • 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: 223
  • 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: 183
  • 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: 260
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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

    ForecastView Document

    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...

    • Downloads: 2
  • 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: 700
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Millennials Will Revolutionize Technology Management

    Organization: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    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: 181
  • 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: 183
  • 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: 262
  • 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: 322
  • 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: 664
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 376
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 997
  • 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: 628
  • 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: 190
  • 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....

    • Downloads: 925
  • 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: 262
  • 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: 1010
  • 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: 350