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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Identify And Estimate The Costs Of Downtime On Your Business

    Don't Rely On Industry Averages — Determine Your Own

    October 12, 2017 Naveen Chhabra

    Technology infrastructure is hypercritical to the operations of any business, and downtime costs dearly. Infrastructure and operations professionals leading their firms’ business continuity (BC) efforts need to arrive at a downtime cost to help them build a business case and secure investments in building resilient infrastructure that delivers continuous operations. However, calculating the potential cost of downtime can be notoriously difficult; hence, BC leaders end up using industry averages that do not serve their company’s purpose — executives will see right through numbers that do not rightly represent the risks that the business faces. BC leaders can use Forrester’s cost of downtime calculator to identify the various risks and their associated costs to build a sound business case with the necessary justification for making the investment required to develop resiliency.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2017

    Vendors Have Immense Technology Innovation Potential To Help Optimize Operations For Enterprise Clients

    September 21, 2017 Naveen Chhabra

    In our 39-criteria evaluation of data resiliency solution providers, we identified the seven most significant vendors — Actifio, Commvault, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE, now Micro Focus), IBM, Veeam Software, and Veritas Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Lead The I&O Software Revolution With Infrastructure-As-Code

    Strategic Plan: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    September 12, 2017 Chris Gardner, Richard Fichera

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have always focused on delivering services at lower costs and ever-greater efficiency, but customer obsession requires innovation that enables top-line growth. The evolution and success of digital business models is leading I&O organizations to disrupt their traditional infrastructure models to pursue cloud strategies. I&O professionals and leaders must embrace a strategy that leverages what cloud and development/operations (DevOps) pioneers call "immutable infrastructure" — or, as Forrester recommends, "composable infrastructure."

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Private Cloud In 2020: Defining The Future Of The Enterprise Data Center

    Private Cloud Software Suites Die Off As Budgets Move Up The Stack And Lower Levels Build Out Automation And Orchestration Capabilities

    August 24, 2017 Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud can be difficult to implement and manage and has a rich history of casualties. Conceptually, enterprises need both private and public cloud services, but public cloud success has far outweighed that of private — the long knowledge ramp, hefty transformation requirements, and high costs present significant barriers to private cloud deployments. Looking forward, private cloud solutions will mitigate the challenges currently plaguing day 1 and beyond. This means cheap and fast developer productivity that can scale when higher maturity or demand requires it. Market solutions and infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must adjust to meet these requirements.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2017

    The Use Of Advanced Technology Is Growing, But Infrequent DR Testing Results In Low Preparedness

    July 14, 2017 Naveen Chhabra

    Technology outages damage customer confidence in the business. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a growing number of tools at their disposal to better prepare themselves to recover from any type of outage, but preparedness and confidence remain weak. This report gives I&O pros a view on how other organizations are dealing with resiliency and which options to consider when planning future initiatives and investments.

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