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  • 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.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: How To Budget For Workforce And Customer-Facing Technologies For 2018 And Beyond

    Benchmarks: The Workforce Enablement Playbook

    July 31, 2017 J. P. Gownder, Andrew Hewitt

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders planning their budgets for 2018 and beyond must invest in business technology (BT) that helps win, serve, and retain customers. They must create a strategy and budget to outfit employees with devices, software, and services to improve their productivity while also helping with both the strategy and budgetary support of customer-facing interaction technologies. This report helps you benchmark your organization against those of your peers as you work with business partners to plan investments that will drive business results for your company. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. This update includes recent Forrester survey data on budgeting for business technology.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud In China, 2017

    Pick The Appropriate Private Cloud Solutions To Build The Foundation For Your Digital Transformation

    April 19, 2017Travis Wu, Frank Liu

    Private cloud is becoming a driving force behind enterprise digital transformation. But infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals seeking to adopt private cloud face challenges in navigating a complex landscape of solutions. This report analyzes how new requirements and technologies will drive the development of private cloud in China and reviews more than 25 vendors to help I&O pros understand the offerings, positioning, and local capabilities of these vendors in order to better engage with them.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Applications Require Distributed Analytics

    Centralized Analytics Won't Work For Many IoT Use Cases

    March 29, 2017 Frank E. Gillett

    Internet-of-things (IoT) technology offers new visibility into business operations and customer behavior by connecting the physical and digital worlds. Companies that have successfully implemented IoT systems know that the business value of the IoT is created by analyzing the data, drawing insights, and improving actions and outcomes. But designing and executing IoT analytics creates new challenges for analytics professionals because centralized analytics often won't deliver insights and actions in a timely and relevant way. Read this report to understand the new approaches and new topologies that IoT implementers are using to distribute analytics across edge devices, gateways, and data centers.

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