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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: Adapt Your Network Strategy To Thrive In A Shifting Ecosystem

    Old And New Players Disrupt Standards And Solutions In The Communication Market

    July 28, 2017Sophia I. Vargas, Andre Kindness

    Businesses increasingly depend on cloud to help deliver differentiated services to customers. As a consequence, rampant adoption of new infrastructure platforms has changed the composition of the enterprise network, altering provider solutions, consumption models, and performance-driven architectures. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand the transition and seize the opportunity to redefine their network service delivery channel and better serve their customers.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    July 6, 2017Sophia I. Vargas, Dave Bartoletti, Bill Martorelli

    Too many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders still think of cloud as a way to cut costs. Cloud is often cheaper, but its biggest impact is on your organization's speed and ability to flex to customer demands. This report gives I&O pros the tools to make the right business case for cloud, including how to match apps with their optimal cloud deployment options and which elements to include in the model. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to incorporate new research and new developments in platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and containers.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Colocation And Data Center Services

    Vendors From Various Backgrounds Compete To Solve Regional Demands

    April 4, 2017Sophia I. Vargas

    In a world of pervasive technology solutions, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must maintain a growing portfolio of heterogeneous hardware and services. For organizations with burgeoning capacity demands, colocation services can provide a flexible solution for hosting growing infrastructure as well as play a strategic role in cloud adoption and integration. This report provides an overview of the data center services market, extended to include vendors that also provide carrier, managed, and cloud services, and helps I&O professionals understand the key players and how to evaluate solutions. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to factor in new vendors, expansions, and recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Strategic Benchmarks 2017: Infrastructure Priorities

    Benchmarks: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    March 20, 2017Sophia I. Vargas

    This report provides infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks so they can compare their infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and technology adoption with those of their peers. It showcases infrastructure and data center plans of enterprise organizations going into 2017 to help you plan and justify your upcoming technology investments. This data — along with Forrester's infrastructure transformation playbook — helps you discover, plan, act on, and optimize infrastructure strategies for your business technology (BT) agenda. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are now updating it with our most recent Business Technographics® data.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Edge Computing: IoT Will Spawn A New Infrastructure Market

    Road Map: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    March 1, 2017Sophia I. Vargas, Richard Fichera

    Internet of things (IoT) is the latest transformational technology, extending ubiquitous connectivity and control to the physical world. The applications are limited only by our imagination and our ability to build both cloud-based and enterprise infrastructure to deal with the flood of data and interactions that IoT represents. This report studies the emerging infrastructure architectures required to support IoT use cases and provides guidance for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who will inevitably end up dealing with the consequences of this new class of applications.

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