Sophia I.  Vargas

Sophia I. Vargas

Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Sophia is a leading authority on data center transformation, cloud strategy, and hybrid infrastructure architectures, all with the goal of enhancing customer experiences. Her specialties include infrastructure sourcing models, data center economics, cloud adoption, cloud economics, cloud interconnections, sustainable technologies, and customer use cases across these topics.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her current role on the Infrastructure & Operations research team, Sophia was a research associate on Forrester’s B2B technology marketing team. In that role, she led the team's quantitative survey and data collection efforts while supporting research initiatives and content creation for reports and consulting engagements.

Education

Sophia graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in mathematics.

Sophia I. Vargas

Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Sophia is a leading authority on data center transformation, cloud strategy, and hybrid infrastructure architectures, all with the goal of enhancing customer experiences. Her specialties include infrastructure sourcing models, data center economics, cloud adoption, cloud economics, cloud interconnections, sustainable technologies, and customer use cases across these topics.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her current role on the Infrastructure & Operations research team, Sophia was a research associate on Forrester’s B2B technology marketing team. In that role, she led the team's quantitative survey and data collection efforts while supporting research initiatives and content creation for reports and consulting engagements.

Education

Sophia graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in mathematics.

Sophia I. Vargas's Research

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Scoring Our 2017 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot On For Three, Early On Half, And Reaching On Two

    January 4, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti, Charlie Dai, Andre Kindness, Sophia I. Vargas, Liz Herbert, Andras Cser

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But do these predictions hold weight in the upcoming year? This report holds us, the prediction makers, accountable by assessing each prediction against what happened in 2017.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Quick Take: Innovate Around The Death Of Net Neutrality

    With Internet Providers Free To Build Slow And Fast Lanes, Design Around Cost And Bandwidth Uncertainty

    December 14, 2017Sophia I. Vargas, Susan Bidel, Andre Kindness, Melissa Parrish, Michele Pelino, Ted Schadler

    The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed the 2015 regulations requiring equal treatment for all internet traffic, commonly known as net neutrality. If they choose, carriers can now charge more for higher bandwidth or lower latency. Forrester's advice to infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and their companies: Accept the rule change as a reality of doing business, and focus on mitigating the impact on customers and operations.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Adapt Your Governance Framework For Cloud

    Processes: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    November 14, 2017Sophia I. Vargas

    As cloud adoption accelerates, businesses must develop standard practices around security, performance, and cost to meet the expectations of internal and external stakeholders. Regardless of who spearheaded cloud usage, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals will increasingly inherit responsibilities around cloud service quality and compliance. This report helps I&O pros understand how to adapt existing governance policies and practices to effectively manage cloud services without devaluing the benefits of cloud.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Demystifying Hybrid Solutions And Architectures

    Hybrid Infrastructure Is A Strategy, Not A Solution — And It's More Than Just Cloud

    October 30, 2017Sophia I. Vargas

    Digital transformation projects have accelerated the adoption of new technologies and a multitude of cloud services. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face exacerbated challenges associated with managing an increasingly diverse environment. In response, vendors have saturated the market with confusing hybrid products and solutions that vary vastly in capabilities. This report provides clarity about and categorization of hybrid architectures to help I&O professionals evolve operational models and select services based on their unique requirements.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: OpenStack Fights To Defend Its Claim As A Standard

    Its Future Sits Quietly Within Your Private Cloud, Outside The US, And Among Telecommunications Providers

    October 26, 2017 Lauren E. Nelson, Chris Gardner, Sophia I. Vargas, Charlie Dai, Paul Miller

    OpenStack became a cloud platform standard in 2013. Since then, it has evolved and reached a less eventful stage of its life, losing some of its early momentum and vocal proponents but gaining new commitment and momentum elsewhere. While OpenStack remains a powerful option when building price-competitive private clouds, some find its role unclear. As momentum builds among telcos and Chinese companies, infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros must figure out what role OpenStack will continue to play in their cloud strategies. This report provides that guidance.

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