Brent Ellis

Senior Analyst

Brent serves infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders, providing holistic thinking about enterprise problems. Brent aims to help clients find the right mix of technologies, processes, and people to maximize their goals and provide the unique value they have to the world. He is particularly focused on reliable and resilient IT services, storage, cloud infrastructure adoption, the future of work pertaining to IT professionals, and the evolving nature of I&O.

Deliver Modern, Resilient Operations
Report
August 2nd, 2021 9 min read

As technology leaders strive to become future fit, they seek to support their key technology priorities with modern, resilient operations. They seek to empower their customers with the right services and platforms, while inserting automated processes and standardization that ensure improved experience and minimized risk. This report outlines the resources Forrester has to guide operations leaders through this practice including Forrester’s Modern Technology Operations Model, our EPOCH product team guidance, our guide to a holistic modern practice, and key differentiating techniques that can be used to enable success.

Modernize With Cloud And New Computing Architectures
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August 2nd, 2021 6 min read

As technology leaders strive to become future fit, they look to cloud platforms and partners to power innovation. They also seek clarity on key cloud decisions, relying on context, best practices from their peers, and feedback on their ever-evolving cloud strategies. This report outlines the resources Forrester has to guide technology executives through this practice and key differentiating techniques to enable success.

The Forrester Cloud Strategy Fundamentals Model
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August 2nd, 2021 12 min read

Enterprise cloud leaders must power their organization using the right assortment of cloud platforms and partners while exploring the key cloud practices that define their strategy. The Forrester Cloud Strategy Fundamentals Model outlines customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX) optimization best practices, core terminology for cloud platforms and services, key practices that enterprises can build their cloud use cases on, and the nuances that make cloud partners valuable. Forrester’s Cloud Strategy Fundamentals Model will help bring clarity to your cloud strategy.

The Forrester Modern Technology Operations Model
Report
August 2nd, 2021 9 min read

As technology leaders strive to become future fit, they seek to support their key technology priorities with modern, resilient operations. They also seek to empower their customers with the right services and platforms, while inserting automated processes and standardization that ensure improved experiences and minimized risk. This report details the key elements of The Forrester Modern Technology Operations Model.

The New Economics Of On-Premises Infrastructure
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January 22nd, 2021 13 min read

While public cloud storage isn't a panacea due to concerns about privacy, security, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, its operating expenditure (opex) cost model is attractive. Enterprises increasingly demand on-premises consumption-based pricing from both legacy and new vendors as part of new procurements. This report reviews the basic concepts and variations of this economic model, which intentionally mimics cloud pricing, to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros get the most benefit from consumption-based storage.

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