Naveen Chhabra

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VMware Woes? Explore A Server Refresh To Optimize Licenses

Naveen Chhabra May 30, 2024
VMware price increases have many tech leaders exploring how to migrate away from the VMware stack, while many competitors are amping up their services. Get some quick next steps on license optimization in this post.
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AI, Platforms, And Big Promises: What We Saw At Red Hat Summit

Lee Sustar May 23, 2024
IT platform teams are being pushed to deliver more and are eager for new solutions. Find out what solutions the 6,000 attendees at the Red Hat Summit in Denver got in early May in this review of the event.
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With Selipsky Out, What’s Next For AWS?

Lee Sustar May 15, 2024
AWS announced this week that Adam Selipsky will depart as CEO and Matt Garman, AWS senior VP of sales and marketing, would replace him in June. Find out what the implications of this move could be at a critical time for AWS and the broader cloud market overall.
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Is Your VMware Knowledge Stuck In 2010? Let’s Catch You Up!

Naveen Chhabra May 7, 2024
Broadcom has implemented unexpected changes in the wake of the VMWare deal that are disrupting and alienating technology leaders. Get up to speed on the latest changes and some recommended next steps in this post.
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AWS Joins Google Cloud In Removing Egress Costs

Tracy Woo March 13, 2024
Learn two key steps your IT org should take in light of this announcement from AWS.
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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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