Naveen Chhabra

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Uneven Innovation At AWS Re:Invent 2022

Lee Sustar 1 day ago
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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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.
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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 […]
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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.
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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.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Hardware By The Drink May Be Hard To Swallow

Naveen Chhabra October 5, 2020

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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 […]
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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.
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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?
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