Lauren E. Nelson

Senior Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Lauren E. Nelson, Forrester's private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud lead, is an analyst based in Cambridge, Mass., serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. Her coverage area spans the IaaS space with extensive knowledge of solutions (including internal private, hosted private, and public IaaS), enterprise adoption trends, the current state of cloud standardization, and cloud metrics creation. Her coverage also includes strategic rightsourcing of applications, cloud strategy development, customer use cases, cloud adoption trends, cloud economics, and the green implications of cloud computing. Lauren has advised hundreds of enterprises on these topics through speeches, workshops, webinars, inquiries, advisory, and reports.

Previous Work Experience

Previously, Lauren was a researcher on Forrester's infrastructure and operations team. She interviewed hundreds of I&O Professionals and technology vendors while conducting primary and secondary research for reports and consulting engagements. Prior to her time at Forrester, Lauren worked in environmental economics research, focusing on temperature change and racial diversity near SuperFund sites.

Education

Lauren graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics.

Lauren E. Nelson's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Quick Take: Cloud Foundry Summit, Q2 2016

    Enterprise private cloud strategies are shifting to focus on developers — not optimized infrastructure. Developer productivity at scale demands user ease, multicloud platform support and consist...

    • Downloads: 26
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Your Three-Step Guide To Planning Cloud Migration

    Cloud migration has exploded in popularity since General Electric's (GE's) flashy keynote at Amazon Web Service's (AWS's) re:Invent in September 2015. GE claims to be migrating all workloads not...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2016

    Cloud computing is a linchpin of a digital business. While the major public cloud providers have their own proprietary platforms, hybrid services that include private cloud favor the OpenStack c...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CIOs

    Report: Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation

    Open source is not just of interest to researchers, startups, or small businesses. The modern enterprise embraces open source capabilities to accelerate its digital transformation efforts, and o...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software Solutions, Q2 2016

    Enterprises turn to the private cloud market for fast provisioning of resources, delivering public cloud-like capabilities internally. However, this market comprises more than one category of of...

    • Downloads: 774
  • For CIOs

    Report: Master 10 Trends For Your Cloud Journey

    Early in 2011, Forrester made a series of predictions about the future of cloud computing for that year. With 2012 now upon us, it's time to evaluate last year's predictions and introduce new pr...

    • Downloads: 2753
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

    Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions de...

    • Downloads: 2975
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: 2011 Top 10 IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders

    IaaS is undoubtedly one of your top priorities, but will you craft a plan for success? Many enterprises are headed toward a number of cloud pitfalls, such as misunderstanding the makeup, benefit...

    • Downloads: 2161
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Assess Your Cloud Maturity

    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: 1920
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud, Q1 2013

    Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2012 showed that 46% of enterprises are prioritizing investments in private clouds in 2013. While slightly more than half plan to build a private cloud...

    • Downloads: 1559
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