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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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Data Sovereignty Battles Continue To Dominate The European Public Cloud Market

Dario Maisto November 18, 2022
The battle between hyperscalers and European cloud providers to conquer the European public cloud market is getting more contentious over the issue of data sovereignty. It now involves new actors, new concerns, and new weapons. Here a few of the main facts that will most probably influence the European cloud scenario moving forward. Growing Complexity […]
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Take A Pragmatic Approach To Embrace A Cloud-Native-First Strategy

Charlie Dai November 2, 2022
The era of cloud-native transformation is here. Cloud-native is core to modern IT infrastructure, thanks to the power of the Kubernetes distributed compute backbone. Vibrant open source communities, effective product implementations by vendors, and savvy adoption by enterprises have created a dynamic, powerful cloud-native ecosystem that puts cloud scale in the hands of business and […]
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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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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 — 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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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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Digital Platforms And Cloud — Looking Beyond The Buzzwords

Dario Maisto July 6, 2022
Two vital questions come up repeatedly in client conversations about digital platforms and the cloud. We dig into those here.

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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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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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Multicloud Strategy By Design Or By Accident?

What It Means May 26, 2022
As more organizations branch out to use multiple cloud platforms and providers, the question becomes: Is there a strategy behind your multicloud decisions, or do they just happen? In this episode, Principal Analyst Lee Sustar and Senior Analyst Tracy Woo discuss the important differences.
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Gaia-X And The Sovereign Cloud: From Unicorns And Rainbows To Storm Clouds

Paul McKay May 25, 2022
Gaia-X launched to great fanfare in 2019 as a joint initiative of the German and French governments to reclaim data sovereignty from non-European public cloud providers. Despite hefty promises, production-ready services have not been delivered to the market, with customers continuing to wait like poor Godot. While the hype around Gaia-X has fizzled out, the […]
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The CISA Promotes Cloud Visibility And Security With Its SCuBA TRA

Andras Cser April 22, 2022
Get ready for the semi-nationalization of public cloud security in the US. The Secure Cloud Business Applications Technical Reference Architecture (SCuBA TRA) from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides a wide-ranging set of cloud security requirements for civilian agencies that have thus far been outside the boundaries of the FedRAMP program. The proposed […]
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Tech Trends To Watch In 2022

What It Means January 27, 2022
Forrester analysts provide their 2022 predictions for AI, automation, cloud, and internet of things (IoT) in this special edition of What It Means.
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re:Invent Roundup: AWS’s Hottest New Compute Announcements

Tracy Woo January 18, 2022

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