Naveen   Chhabra

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 Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    September 12, 2019Naveen Chhabra

    In our 40-criterion evaluation of data resiliency solution vendors, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Actifio, Cohesity, Commvault, Dell EMC, Druva, IBM, Micro Focus, Rubrik, Veeam, and Veritas — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2019

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    April 17, 2019Naveen Chhabra

    In our 34-criterion evaluation of disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — DXC Technology, Flexential, IBM, iland, InterVision, Recovery Point Systems, Sungard Availability Services, and TierPoint — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Assess The Pain-Gain Tradeoff Of Multicloud Strategies

    Learn The Difference Between Strategic Multicloud And Ineffective Complexity

    March 19, 2019 Lauren E. Nelson, Andre Kindness, Naveen Chhabra

    Multicloud and hybrid cloud are equally useless terms, and yet, in reality, they define your obvious cloud strategy. Having multiple platforms, cloud and noncloud, allows for flexibility and choice. However, complex flavors of multicloud have Forrester's infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros and leaders asking, "Is the pain worth the gain?" This report serves as a primer on the various types of multicloud, exploring the various pros and cons of each model along with its commonality among verticals and workload types.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Design For Dependability By Embracing A Future Of Trusted Technology

    Reliable Services Are Critical For A Secure, Always-On Economy

    February 25, 2019Naveen Chhabra

    As the world evolves into a connected web of services that weave devices, users, and data in a seamless user experience, the megacloud providers have set expectations — for always-on capabilities, limitless capacity, and resilience in the face of occasional lapses in availability — that developers and infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros must now meet. These expectations for continually available services require new ways of thinking about and delivering user experiences. This report outlines the practices I&O pros need as they embrace dependability, over and above mere availability, in delivering services.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Six Important Considerations That Affect Backup Data Location

    Don't Push Your Data Out To The Cloud Just Because You Can

    January 9, 2019Naveen Chhabra

    Storage was one of the first public cloud services. Public cloud storage has since gained traction, as it allows firms to inexpensively archive large volumes of inactive data in a remote location. After finding success with that model, infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros started to send most of their backup and old data to cloud storage providers — but they often overlook other criteria that can affect the decision of where to locate data. I&O pros can use this report to make a calculated decision about where they store their backup, archival, and disaster recovery data.

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