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Learnings From Our Hybrid Cloud Management Forrester Wave™

Tracy Woo November 23, 2022
This blog piggybacks off of my last post regarding the management evaluations I’ve been working on in 2022. As previously noted, they take a lot of effort but deliver high value — a lot of which can’t be captured in a single report. I already shared my tidbits of advice for the cost management evaluation. […]
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Learnings From Our Cloud Cost Management Forrester Wave™

Tracy Woo November 21, 2022
It’s been a grand spring, summer, and fall of Forrester Wave™ evaluations for me. These evaluations are time-intensive. I’ve spent many nights, weekends, and early and late hours on two separate cloud management evaluations. The participating vendors each spent long hours submitting answers to detailed questionnaires, lining up customer references and executive briefings, and preparing […]

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The NVIDIA/Microsoft AI Supercomputer Cloud Is A No-Brainer

Tracy Woo November 18, 2022
This week, NVIDIA announced a multiyear collaboration with Microsoft to build a cloud-based artificial intelligence supercomputer. With this partnership, Microsoft Azure will be the first public cloud to leverage NVIDIA’s full AI stack — chips, networking, and software. More specifically, the supercomputer will be powered through a combination of Microsoft Azure’s scalable ND- and NC- […]
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Predictions 2023: Tech Leaders Double Down On Cloud-Native While Google Buys More Market Share

Lee Sustar October 27, 2022

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European Predictions 2023: Cloud

Dario Maisto October 27, 2022
In 2023, European banks and governments will accelerate their cloud plans while Kubernetes will see increased interest, as well. Learn more in our 2023 cloud predictions for EMEA.
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The Era Of Cloud-Native Transformation Is Here

Lee Sustar October 26, 2022
As KubeCon North America 2022 gets underway, it’s useful to reflect on how far the cloud-native ecosystem has come, a focus of a new report by my colleague Charlie Dai and me. It wasn’t so long ago that IT enterprise architects began every project with a list of constraints: What can be built with a […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dell Technologies

Abhijit Sunil October 25, 2022
Get an inside look at Dell's sustainability strategy from Page Motes, Dell Technologies Head of Corporate Sustainability.

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Where Did Gaia-X Go Wrong?

What It Means October 13, 2022
The Gaia-X initiative was launched in 2019 as a way for European governments to reclaim data sovereignty from non-European cloud hyperscalers. But it hasn’t lived up to its promise. In this episode, senior analysts Dario Maisto and Jeffrey Rajamani provide an update on the current state and future outlook for Gaia-X.
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Show Me The Value (Of Emerging Technology)

Brian Hopkins September 19, 2022
Learn which two of Forrester's top 10 emerging technologies can deliver value to your organization today.
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Amazon Web Services

Abhijit Sunil September 7, 2022
Learn about the the primary carbon reduction levers from being on the public cloud vs. being on premise from Christopher Wellise, director of sustainability and carbon at Amazon Web Services.
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Budget Pressure Forces Tech Leaders To Face The Legacy Of Technical Debt

Chris Gardner August 23, 2022
Increase, decrease, or experiment? Get tips on assessing your 2023 technology spending plans.
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Explore Seven Pitfalls To Avoid In Your Push To Modernize Cloud

Hear analyst advice on modernizing your cloud with less risk and fewer missteps.
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Geopolitics And Trade-Offs: East Meets West In APAC’s Public Cloud

Sam Higgins August 9, 2022
Asia Pacific (APAC) is a vast region with enormous diversity in climate, topography, history, culture, ethnicity, and political and economic development. At $30.9 trillion, the region makes up nearly 40% of the world’s GDP and is now covered by the world’s largest free trade agreement with a market 2.5 times larger than that of the […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Thoughtworks

Abhijit Sunil August 3, 2022
Cloud carbon footprint calculation and optimization is a critical part of an organization’s overall sustainability strategy. Forrester’s technology sustainability framework highlights the importance of addressing cloud and technology architecture for reducing the overall scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in any industry. I recently talked with the core leadership team at Thoughtworks that led the […]
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Competition In The Global Cloud Market Intensifies, And Europe Is Very Much In Focus

Jeffrey Rajamani July 20, 2022
The competition in the global cloud computing market is heating up. Globally, the market is dominated by a handful of US cloud computing giants, along with a couple of Chinese companies and a plethora of much smaller European players. But there is anxiety across Europe. Fears are mounting (rightfully so) that the continent’s digital future […]
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Google Public Sector Is A Move To Amplify Industry-Specific Credentials

Devin Dickerson July 13, 2022
On June 28, Google unveiled plans for a new Public Sector subsidiary aimed at helping US public institutions, such as state, local, and educational institutions, drive digital transformations into the cloud. The company also has US federal ambitions by partnering with the Defense Innovation Unit, the US Navy, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). […]
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Enterprises Are Modernizing In The Cloud And At The Edge — Build A Backup Strategy To Match

Brent Ellis July 1, 2022
Learn the seven data resilience strategies that every enterprise should consider as they transform their business.

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Meet The New Principal Analyst For Cloud-Native Development, Devin Dickerson

Devin Dickerson June 15, 2022
Tell Us About Yourself I’m a native New Orleanian passionate about old-world architecture, gaming, and weight lifting. I love to travel with family, and I keep in touch with the same friends I’ve had since middle school and college. I was always interested in computers and fascinated by the magic of software and games. Still, […]
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Aiming For Innovation: Cloud In The US Today

Lee Sustar June 13, 2022
Cloud is no longer simply a path to greater efficiency. Today, it's a strategy for IT modernization. Get a preview of Forrester's new report, The State Of The Cloud In The US, in this blog post.
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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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