Welcome to the Forrester Research IT Infrastructure and Operations blog! As the Research Director for the team, I am pleased to announce our entry into the world of Web 2.0. On the blog, you’ll find entries from analysts covering servers, storage, systems management, networks, and clients that address the major research themes we are pursuing. We’re kicking it off with “virtualization” — a topic that touches on the research interests of everyone on the team. We’re hoping that you too will step up to the plate and offer your own thoughts and experiences with this technology. Each week, we’ll add a new topic to the discussion and I’d welcome your suggestions.

Also, we’re all going to be at IT Forum in Nashville next week, so track us down if you are there. Stephanie Balaouras developed a great track for us on “The Next Generation Data Center” with 14 sessions covering everything from managing a virtualized data center environment to virtualization’s impact on the network. Are you spotting a theme here yet? You can find out more about IT Forum here — or better still, by clicking on the link on the Infrastructure and Operations home page.

Last but not least, I’d like to introduce our newest addition — Principal Analyst, James Staten. James will focus on data center infrastructure and design, x86-based servers and systems and — of course — virtualization. He’s a great addition to our team and will be based out of our Foster City, CA office.

All the best,

Simon Yates

Research Director, IT Infrastructure and Operations

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