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  • 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.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Gauge Your Cloud Maturity

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    October 5, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    Cloud is no longer an option — it's inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. Drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros through Forrester's cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Nuanced World Of Cloud Adoption In Canada

    September 18, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals shouldn't judge North American cloud adoption by the US marketplace alone. Canadian cloud adoption is strong and gaining momentum with the entrance of the cloud giants over the past few years. Their presence is concentrated in Eastern Canada, leaving Western Canada challenged with significant latency to access these facilities while still meeting difficult compliance regulations. This report covers current cloud adoption rates, defines challenges faced by Western provinces, and highlights some of the most innovative cloud use cases in Canada.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The I&O Pro's Buying Guide For Hybrid Cloud Management

    Despite Close Vendor Scores On The Forrester Wave™, HCM Tools Vary Significantly

    September 13, 2018 Lauren E. Nelson

    Hybrid cloud management (HCM) isn't a new market, but to date, it hasn't been particularly successful. However, this is changing, with new investment from enterprises and vendors alike. As the market starts to heat up, there's little information regarding key options or the approach that providers take to them. This report maps vendors to the major options available to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals purchase HCM solutions that best fit their cloud strategies.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: US Tech Market Outlook For 2018 And 2019

    Cloud Powers Tech Spend To Nearly 7% Growth And Software To 8% Growth

    July 2, 2018 Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers will see positive fundamentals in 2018 and 2019. This report lays out Forrester's analysis of how conflicting forces will affect US tech markets in 2018 and 2019 and how CIOs should position their firms' tech spending plans.

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