Data Centers & Data Center Networking

The data center is the repository for an organization's computer systems, data, and related equipment.

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester's Guide To Paying Ransomware

    Paying Ransom Can Be A Valid Recovery Option Based On Business Need And Circumstances

    June 5, 2019 Josh Zelonis, Trevor Lyness

    Conventional wisdom says that when your company suffers a ransomware attack, you should never pay the ransom. But hardline conversations about whether to negotiate with cybercriminals takes a backseat to the reality that we're all beholden to the business and its key stakeholders. This report helps security pros understand the process of responding to a ransomware incident and deciding if paying a ransom is sometimes the best business decision.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Enterprise Health Clouds, Q2 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 29 Enterprise Health Cloud Providers

    May 21, 2019 Jeff Becker

    You can use enterprise health clouds to reduce infrastructure costs, create a 360-degree view of the consumer, and deploy compelling new high-touch engagement solutions. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Healthcare digital business leaders should use this report to understand the value they can expect from an enterprise health cloud provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2019

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 17, 2019 Naveen Chhabra

    In our 34-criterion evaluation of disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — DXC Technology, Flexential, IBM, iland, InterVision, Recovery Point Systems, Sungard Availability Services, and TierPoint — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Assess The Pain-Gain Tradeoff Of Multicloud Strategies

    Learn The Difference Between Strategic Multicloud And Ineffective Complexity

    March 19, 2019 Lauren E. Nelson, Andre Kindness, Naveen Chhabra

    Multicloud and hybrid cloud are equally useless terms, and yet, in reality, they define your obvious cloud strategy. Having multiple platforms, cloud and noncloud, allows for flexibility and choice. However, complex flavors of multicloud have Forrester's infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros and leaders asking, "Is the pain worth the gain?" This report serves as a primer on the various types of multicloud, exploring the various pros and cons of each model along with its commonality among verticals and workload types.

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Business Continuity, 2018

    Risk Pros Are Expanding BC To Include Most Operational Risks

    February 11, 2019 Stephanie Balaouras, Salvatore Schiano

    As 100-year floods and cyberattacks grow more frequent, and as organizations become completely dependent on complex technology, business continuity (BC) preparedness must be a cornerstone of a resilient organization. A resilient firm can absorb the impact of any unexpected event without failing to deliver on its brand promise. In this report, the first in a series highlighting the current state of BC, Forrester examines today's shifts in mission, priorities, organizational structure, and funding.

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