Naveen Chhabra

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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 […]

SaaS Outages: When Lightning Strikes, Thunder Rolls

Brent Ellis April 12, 2022
Just like with self-managed infrastructure, the key to surviving a SaaS outage is knowing the risks, implementing strategies to mitigate and control those risks, and then testing your strategy to make sure it works and that everyone knows how to execute in the case of crisis.

Tech Operations Can’t Stand Without Holistic Automation

Naveen Chhabra March 20, 2022
Thank you to all who generously shared experiences and views on my “Weave An Automation Fabric For All Technology — Compute And Beyond” blog. In that blog, I emphasized application developers’ need for holistic and integrated automation capabilities. Here, I’m stressing why today’s tech operations can’t stand without automation. Consider that you operate a live […]

Weave An Automation Fabric For All Technology — Compute And Beyond

Naveen Chhabra March 1, 2022
Learn five things application developers need to expand infrastructure automation efforts beyond the compute services realm.

The Observability Dance — Enabling Observability By Design

Carlos Casanova February 10, 2022
You can't manage what you can't observe. Learn the value of practicing a common understanding of observability.

Observability — Is It IT Voyeurism?

Carlos Casanova February 7, 2022
As I worked to develop guidance around AIOps, I soon found that other commonly used terms were equally confusing to people in our industry. How is it that an industry with so many highly educated professionals can have so many problems with words? The latest IT linguistics conundrum is “observability.” While developing my AIOps reference […]

Participate In A Forrester Research Report On Infrastructure-As-Code

Naveen Chhabra October 5, 2021
Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) isn’t the latest but a prime and pertinent technology topic that gets more eyeballs every passing day. App developers, infrastructure owners, and enterprise architects alike expect IaC to be a liberating technology. I’m excited, as I am kicking off a new research report that’s focused on all IaC vendors — offerings, problems it […]

APEX Overcasts Dell Technologies World 2021

Naveen Chhabra May 11, 2021
Since its inception, Dell Technologies has had many achievements, of which it should be proud. Dell revolutionized the PC market, made its way into the enterprise data center business, and created the largest tech company of its time. However, the shifting technology industry is forcing Dell to adapt faster than ever, more than ever, and […]

IBM Bets On Open Source To Hyperaccelerate HCI And Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Brent Ellis April 27, 2021
Today, IBM announced its new IBM Spectrum Fusion product, first as a scale-out hardware product, but with a roadmap for a software defined storage (SDS) solution. This new product is billed as a storage solution, but it is much more. It is really a “glue-all” product poised to change the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market. Many […]

Dell Divests VMware: Investors Cheer While Customers Yawn

Glenn O'Donnell April 15, 2021
When Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC in 2016, it gained a sweetheart of an asset: VMware. More precisely, it gained 80% of VMware, making the software dynamo a mostly autonomous company in the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies just announced the expected spinoff of that 80% ownership, making VMware a fully […]

Thinking Ransomware Defense: Air Gaps?

Naveen Chhabra October 29, 2020
Air Gaps Aren’t Effective; Scratch Them From Your List . . . The number of companies falling victim to ransomware attacks continues to grow each day. Ransomware inflicts extreme pain, leading to business closure or significant business disruptions. Vendors are developing technology architectures and approaches to solve for these challenges. Each technology and approach has […]

Hardware By The Drink May Be Hard To Swallow

Naveen Chhabra October 5, 2020


NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]

Dependability Demands Of Your VDI Infrastructure Are Skyrocketing

Naveen Chhabra May 19, 2020
The rush to scale up virtual desktop infrastructure doesn't mean you should abandon risk management. Get three tips for IT continuity risk planning.

In A Crisis, People Want Dependable Technology

Glenn O'Donnell April 23, 2020
If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught businesses, it’s how vital core infrastructure and operations are to an organization’s resiliency and dependability. But where does innovation fit into the new normal?

BC And DR Pros, We Need Your Help!

Naveen Chhabra November 22, 2019
Each year, Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) team up to launch a study examining the state of business resiliency. Each year, we focus on a resiliency domain: IT disaster recovery (DR), business continuity (BC), or overall enterprise risk management (ERM). The studies provide BC pros, DR pros, and other risk managers an […]

The Data Protection Market Is Reforming: Hedvig Is Commvault’s Stake In The Ground

Naveen Chhabra September 5, 2019
The world of data protection — once considered a static and back-office service — is changing considerably. There’s been a lot of momentum in this marketplace over the past few years, especially with new approaches and models that serve enterprise requirements. Multiple business imperatives have affected this industry, including business leaders who expect I&O pros […]

Participate In The Forrester Tech Tide™: Storage Technologies For Business Data Survey

Naveen Chhabra February 4, 2019
Enterprises have a variety of applications; the sheer scale of data volumes, data types, and business processes associated with them is putting unprecedented pressure on storage infrastructure. These business demands mean that technologies developed a decade ago are no longer able to serve the demands of today and tomorrow. The once-stodgy world of storage is […]

Data Protection Vendors Are Emerging From The Stone Age

Naveen Chhabra November 15, 2018
A little over a year and a half ago, I completed an evaluation of data resiliency vendors, published as “The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2017.” I gleaned many insights from the assessment process as I spoke with vendors about their offerings and road map and with end users about their successes and challenges. […]

The Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of Hyperconverged Infrastructure Vendors Is Making The Rounds

Naveen Chhabra September 26, 2018
The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) marketplace has gained significant momentum. Customers are consolidating and standardizing the use of this infrastructure; many vendors have launched their own offerings based on HCI appliances. HCI is experiencing a strong tailwind. In just the past couple of years, notable HCI vendors were acquired, new vendors joined the race, and some […]
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