Naveen Chhabra

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2024: A Bittersweet Beginning For The Subscription Hardware Business

Naveen Chhabra February 16, 2024
What is the future of subscription hardware? Learn why the transition to on-premises subscription hardware faced some bittersweet moments last year and where it’s headed this year.
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HPE + Juniper Networks Creates A Cisco Doppelganger

Andre Kindness January 11, 2024
What does the HPE acquisition of Juniper Networks mean for technology leaders and the market overall? Find out in this detailed analysis of the deal.
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The Top 10 Infrastructure Trends That Matter In 2023

Naveen Chhabra December 20, 2023
Get a preview of our new report on the top 10 technology infrastructure trends of 2023 in this blog which lists out four of the trends.
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VMware Customers: Brace For Impact

Tracy Woo November 22, 2023
With the VMware-Broadcom deal set for closing, what should you know? Learn five key things VMware customers can expect in the coming years.
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Welcome To The Chip Wars, Microsoft

Glenn O'Donnell November 17, 2023
The move erodes lucrative business for the current main players. We break down what it means for tech buyers.
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Predictions 2024: Technology Infrastructure Addresses A Tumultuous Environment

Michele Pelino October 30, 2023
Dynamic changes are occurring in the technology infrastructure landscape, impacting the data center, remote work, edge environments, and connectivity. Learn more in our 2024 technology infrastructure predictions.
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Restricted Source Licensing Is Here

Naveen Chhabra September 7, 2023
Open source has taken the enterprise by storm. What was once seen as risky code, developed in suburban basements, has taken on new life. Major software companies employ teams of full-time workers to write and contribute code to open source projects. Even end user companies such as Netflix, Lyft, Capital One, etc., are contributing back […]
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Forrester’s Impressions: VMware Explore 2023

Naveen Chhabra September 6, 2023
In recent years, VMware has faced major headwinds: It migrated its clients from on-premises to public cloud, changed to a cloud-native application development paradigm, shifted to subscription licensing, had frequent cycles of M&A activities, and experienced unfavorable macroeconomic environments. Despite these, VMware registered modest revenue growth. Even though it grew, it knows it is vulnerable. […]
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Subscription Hardware Puts The Channel At Risk

Naveen Chhabra August 14, 2023
Subscription-based hardware is the emerging model that every hardware vendor is promising to customers, partners, and investors. It’s a significant shift from the classic capex model in which firms spend money for outright hardware purchases. There are several scenarios such as new technology, short-term projects, test-before-you-buy, and infrastructure bundled with managed services, etc., where subscription-based […]
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How Embracing “Resilience By Design” Enables Innovation

Naveen Chhabra July 12, 2023
What does badminton have to do with resilient technology strategies? Find out in this sneak preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.
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Guide Your Compute Architecture Investment Decisions With The Forrester Tech Tide

Tracy Woo June 22, 2023
Compute architectures are fast evolving to serve changing business scenarios and needs. We frequently hear the difficulties that you face as options emerge. The difficulties are rooted in deciding whether to use commodity or fit-for-purpose compute architectures, whether for generative AI, data-intensive applications, or edge deployments. This also ties closely to the central role that […]
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A Greener Future For Infrastructure Automation

Naveen Chhabra March 28, 2023
Imagine spending most of your time during the peak of a New England winter researching for a Forrester Wave™ evaluation on a topic (infrastructure automation) that is hotter than ever. Is it a coincidence, or did we time it precisely to publish the report at the onset of spring? I think the latter. 😊 The […]
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HPE Ramps Up Hybrid Cloud Management With OpsRamp Acquisition

Carlos Casanova March 20, 2023
On Monday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its intention to acquire OpsRamp, which offers a multitenant AIOps-powered IT operations management (ITOM) solution for hybrid cloud environments. Its AIOps solution will be integrated into HPE’s GreenLake edge-to-cloud Platform. OpsRamp’s 300 employees will join HPE’s office of the CTO. Terms of the OpsRamp acquisition were not announced, […]
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DevOps Theme Team: 2022 In Review And Looking Ahead To 2023

Julie Mohr December 12, 2022
Happy holidays from the DevOps theme team! Our merry band of Forrester analysts covering enterprise architecture, infrastructure, application development, application security, and technology strategy meets periodically to share research, debate trends, and dive into breaking news. What are a few of the trends and themes that have caught our attention this year? Let’s dive in […]
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Uneven Innovation At AWS re:Invent 2022

Lee Sustar December 8, 2022
Some 14 Forrester analysts attended this year’s AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The conference was a mix of innovation in some areas — particularly compute and networking, along with a co-engineering approach to industry cloud — but plateaus in others, such as hybrid and edge. Efficiency and consolidation were underlying themes, from amping up AI/ML […]
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VMware Bets Its Future On Multicloud — But The Odds Are Long

Brent Ellis September 15, 2022
Will enterprises pay big money for both public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and VMware cloud infrastructure services just to get past hyperscaler lock-in? That’s VMware’s wager in a multicloud and hybrid world, and the company’s flagship user event touted a series of services and offerings to convince customers to take VMware with them […]
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Feature Your Infrastructure Automation Offerings In A Forrester Research Report

Naveen Chhabra July 21, 2022
Technology automation tools are not new, and firms have been using them for decades. The business impact of automation has grown exponentially, however. The industry has moved past the inflection point where we could manage the technology infrastructure manually. Today, automation is no longer about cost or workforce optimization — it improves service delivery and […]
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AT&T, Uber, And Zipcar Share Similarities With Subscription Hardware

Naveen Chhabra June 13, 2022
Elucidate Subscription-Based Hardware Offerings Public cloud innovations influence your technology decisions in many ways. Cloud pricing is shaping the pricing for on-premises data center infrastructure. I receive many client calls around evolving subscription-based hardware, and those discussions reveal their confusions. As you aim to make an optimal decision for your business, let’s develop an understanding […]
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VMware Customers: Get Ready For Broadcom Disruption

Tracy Woo May 26, 2022
Late Sunday evening, Bloomberg reported rumors of advanced Broadcom talks to acquire VMware, which has since been confirmed this morning. In light of Broadcom’s investment activities in the past few years, this news is unsurprising. It made a string of massively expensive enterprise software company acquisitions: Brocade Communications Systems in 2016 ($5.9 billion), CA Technologies […]
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Observations On The Atlassian Outage

William McKeon-White April 13, 2022
What Is Going On? One of our less pleasant responsibilities here at Forrester is commenting on serious business, security, or technical failures in the digital and IT industry. Due to its duration and the implications for a subset of the user base, the current Atlassian outage rises to that level. Atlassian is staking its future […]
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