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: 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.

  • 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.

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