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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120 results in Reports

  • Cloud Computing
  • Past 12 months
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Four Trends Transforming Enterprise Storage To Support The BT Agenda

    Declining Revenues Force Strategy Changes

    Despite the constant and rapid growth of data in enterprises, the revenue and profits of the major storage players have been flat to declining for the last few years. Cloud storage services and...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Cloud Maturity

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders refine cloud strategies to deliver the experiences and the agility that their firms' customers demand, they'll need to assess their level of cloud...

    • Downloads: 1596
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Cloud Computing Maturity Assessment: Q2 2015

    This tool accompanies the assessment report in the cloud computing playbook. It offers clients the ability to measure their own cloud maturity.

    • Downloads: 58
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: B2E Cloud IAM, Q2 2015

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of B2E cloud identity and access management (IAM) vendors, we identified the nine most significant SaaS providers in the category — Bitium, Centrify, IBM,...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Top 11 Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2015

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; research projects that we...

    • Downloads: 124
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions

    Pick The Perfect Private Cloud For Your Needs

    This report is the third in a series of market overview reports on private cloud solutions. Part one was an overview and part two concentrated on software-based solutions. This report — part...

    • Downloads: 162
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Hana Promises To Revolutionize CX — But Clients Struggle To Find The Right Partner

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals are in a race to transform their business models in the age of the customer and to revolutionize customer experience (CX). They struggle to...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Cloud Workload Security Management Solutions — Automate Or Die

    Security Must Scale To Large Numbers Of IaaS Workloads

    Cloud has become a viable, if not preferred, option for a variety of technology workloads, but securing cloud workloads is no easy business. Security and risk (S&R) professionals must implement and...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2015

    The Main Focus Of The Kilo Release Is Community App Catalog And DefCore Improvements

    Every six months, the OpenStack Foundation hosts a release summit. These summits always provide a mix of end user stories, release updates, and OpenStack deep dive sessions, aimed at OpenStack users...

    • Downloads: 62
  • 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: 293
  • 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: 246
  • 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: 323
  • 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: 158
  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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: 142
  • 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: 101
  • 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: 114
  • 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: 160
  • 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: 139
  • 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: 107
  • 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: 74
  • 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: 108
  • 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: 78
  • 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...

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