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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Management, Q4 2017

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 30, 2017 David K. Johnson, Andrew Hewitt

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — BlackBerry, Centrify, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Ivanti, Jamf, ManageEngine, Matrix42, Microsoft, MobileIron, Sophos, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals choose the right partner for their workforce mobility initiatives.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Azure Stack Sparks The Hybrid Cloud Explosion

    New Forms Of Hybrid Cloud Are About To Radically Alter The Cloud Landscape

    October 30, 2017 Richard Fichera, Lauren E. Nelson

    In practice, hybrid cloud has underdelivered on the vision of enterprise cloud transparency and fluid management of resources. The long-awaited introduction of Microsoft Azure Stack and the competitive countermoves by key competitors Amazon Web Services and Google have transformed the private cloud landscape and will trigger a new gold rush to stake out enterprise hybrid market share. I&O practitioners must understand this huge impending change on the hybrid cloud portability conversation within their larger digital transformation.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Software-Defined Data Center Comes Of Age

    Landscape: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook

    October 30, 2017 Richard Fichera, Chris Gardner

    Traditional data center thinking has ended. Better automation tools, container abstractions, software-defined networks (SDNs), and composable infrastructure have ushered in unprecedented abstraction, yielding the software-defined data center (SDDC). The impact of the SDDC is immense, offering an opportunity to integrate legacy architectures, cloud, and workload-centric architectures into a single automation domain. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand this vision and defines the current state, opportunity, and emerging vendor landscape of the SDDC. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery And Release Automation, Q3 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Continuous Deployment Playbook

    August 30, 2017 Robert Stroud, Chris Gardner

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA Technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, Electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and XebiaLabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor's ability to match a strategy to these features. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (DevOps) automation.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Rumors Of VMware's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

    VMware Faces Great Challenges But Keeps Delivering Growth, Defying Its Critics

    July 12, 2017 Chris Gardner, Dave Bartoletti, Andre Kindness, Richard Fichera

    VMware, for years one of Silicon Valley's darlings, has struggled to find its place in the new world of cloud computing. Skepticism over its long-term viability continues because of unprecedented challenges, and some execution and strategic missteps. However, it keeps delivering growth and sound financial performance, contradicting critics. Part of this is due to the growing maturation of the software-defined data center (SDDC) and the increasing popularity of infrastructure-as-code (IaC). This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand the issues affecting VMware and its pundit-defying staying power.

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