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Naveen Chhabra

Senior Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Naveen serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester's vendor and end user clients. Naveen’s vision for technology leaders is to develop a dependable and reliable technology infrastructure. Naveen leads the research on enterprise storage, hyperconverged infrastructure, data protection, and disaster recovery technologies and practices. Naveen guides tech leaders across his coverage and helps them navigate their path as these leaders face a myriad of factors affecting them, including the use of multiple cloud services, containers, expanding storage technology options, increasing ransomware-induced outages, and the like. Naveen researches the ways technology leaders can proactively prepare themselves to improve their recoverability posture.

Previous Work Experience

Naveen brings over 20 years of varied experience to his role. Prior to joining Forrester, he spent 12 years with Hewlett-Packard, where he worked across many functional areas in roles including cloud solution consulting, presales, and R&D in HP Software. He has experience guiding I&O professionals to drive benefits through adoption and utilization of IT management (operations and applications), cloud computing, IT automation, and service design and delivery. He also spent a few years at Infosys, where he led the software development for VoIP solutions and network monitoring software.

Education

Naveen holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from NIT Jalandhar and has attended executive management courses at IIM Bangalore.

Naveen Chhabra

Senior Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Naveen serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester's vendor and end user clients. Naveen’s vision for technology leaders is to develop a dependable and reliable technology infrastructure. Naveen leads the research on enterprise storage, hyperconverged infrastructure, data protection, and disaster recovery technologies and practices. Naveen guides tech leaders across his coverage and helps them navigate their path as these leaders face a myriad of factors affecting them, including the use of multiple cloud services, containers, expanding storage technology options, increasing ransomware-induced outages, and the like. Naveen researches the ways technology leaders can proactively prepare themselves to improve their recoverability posture.

Previous Work Experience

Naveen brings over 20 years of varied experience to his role. Prior to joining Forrester, he spent 12 years with Hewlett-Packard, where he worked across many functional areas in roles including cloud solution consulting, presales, and R&D in HP Software. He has experience guiding I&O professionals to drive benefits through adoption and utilization of IT management (operations and applications), cloud computing, IT automation, and service design and delivery. He also spent a few years at Infosys, where he led the software development for VoIP solutions and network monitoring software.

Education

Naveen holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from NIT Jalandhar and has attended executive management courses at IIM Bangalore.

Naveen Chhabra's Research

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: Mitigating Ransomware With Zero Trust

    Bolster Your Defenses With Zero Trust Principles And Techniques

    June 8, 2020 Chase Cunningham, Josh Zelonis, David Holmes, Naveen Chhabra

    Ransomware and malware continue to plague organizations across the globe. Entire industries have been affected and, in some cases, ground to a halt thanks to the scourge of ransomware attacks. While endpoint-focused security solutions have evolved, ransomware continues to impact enterprises. This report includes post-attack analysis from two potent strains of ransomware, WannaCry and NotPetya. It also demonstrates how the application of Zero Trust strategies combined with Zero Trust technologies would have mitigated the threat from these campaigns.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 21 HCI Providers

    May 12, 2020Naveen Chhabra

    You can use hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to simplify IT operations, deliver flexible and scalable infrastructure services, and reduce overall costs. 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. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should use this report to understand the evolving vendor ecosystem as well as the value they can expect from an HCI provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Hardware Remains Critical In A Software-Defined World

    Roadmap: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    January 10, 2020Naveen Chhabra, Chris Gardner

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders live in a world of constant change. Their challenge is to embrace the latest technologies while continuing to maintain the tech they already have. I&O pros need to serve requirements within the data center as well as in the cloud and at the edge. In addition to operational and manageability requirements, current challenges include meeting organizational security guidelines. This report shows why I&O pros should focus on certain technologies from their infrastructure roadmap perspective.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    November 18, 2019Naveen Chhabra, Abhijit Sunil

    While public cloud storage isn't a panacea due to concerns about privacy, security, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, its operating expenditure (opex) cost model is attractive. Enterprises increasingly demand on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. This report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing, to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get the most benefit from consumption-based storage.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2020: Edge Computing

    New Form Factors, Partnership Strategies, And The Promise Of 5G Will Converge To Catapult Edge Toward Mainstream

    November 4, 2019 Abhijit Sunil, Dan Bieler, Naveen Chhabra, Brian Hopkins, Andre Kindness, Michele Pelino, Jeff Pollard, James Staten

    Edge computing has been among the most important trends associated with cloud computing and has enabled a multitude of use cases, beyond IoT and embedded systems, for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals. The components of edge computing have been steadily maturing, and so has the industry definition of it. This report looks at five Forrester predictions for 2020 in the edge computing space.

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