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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    March 7, 2018 Andre Kindness

    In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System's data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Operational Intelligence For B2B Integration, Q1 2018

    The Eight Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    January 17, 2018 Henry Peyret

    In our 28-criteria evaluation of providers of operational intelligence (OI) for B2B integration, we identified the eight most significant ones — Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, IBM, Liaison Technologies, OpenText, Software AG, and TIBCO Software — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Software-Defined Data Center Comes Of Age

    Landscape: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    October 30, 2017Richard Fichera, Chris Gardner

    Traditional data center thinking has ended. Better automation tools, container abstractions, software-defined networks (SDNs), and composable infrastructure have ushered in unprecedented abstraction, yielding the software-defined data center (SDDC). The impact of the SDDC is immense, offering an opportunity to integrate legacy architectures, cloud, and workload-centric architectures into a single automation domain. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand this vision and defines the current state, opportunity, and emerging vendor landscape of the SDDC. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • 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: Vendor Landscape: Programmable Data Center Hardware Switches, Q3 2017

    August 10, 2017 Andre Kindness

    Traditional networks can't keep up with the pace of change within the data center. Many infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have investigated various technologies to deploy the five tenets of Forrester's virtual network infrastructure (VNI) and found some immature elements. As data center switching hardware ages out, organizations want to avoid locking themselves into one specific software-defined solution. In this report, we highlight the multiple vendors that offer data center switches and methods of programmability without other dependencies.

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