Storage

An infrastructure or hospitable environment for running and managing the information needs of your business. Research coverage includes storage and data management, area networks, hardware, networking, resource management, and virtualization.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Enterprise Health Clouds, Q2 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 29 Enterprise Health Cloud Providers

    May 21, 2019 Jeff Becker

    You can use enterprise health clouds to reduce infrastructure costs, create a 360-degree view of the consumer, and deploy compelling new high-touch engagement solutions. 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. Healthcare digital business leaders should use this report to understand the value they can expect from an enterprise health cloud provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Information Archiving Cloud Providers, Q1 2019

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    February 21, 2019 Cheryl McKinnon

    In our 30-criterion evaluation of information archiving cloud providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — AvePoint, Bloomberg, Global Relay, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Mimecast, Proofpoint, Smarsh, and Veritas Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • 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, 2019 Naveen 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.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Information Archiving, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 24 Information Archiving Providers

    December 7, 2018 Cheryl McKinnon

    You can use information archiving platforms to meet information governance and compliance requirements, speed responses to investigations, and build a foundation for analytics on structured and unstructured data. But to achieve these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an archiving provider and select vendors that best fit their requirements.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    October 16, 2018 Naveen Chhabra

    Public cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprise concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is attractive. Enterprises are increasingly demanding on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. To help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get the most benefit from consumption-based storage, this report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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