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  • Report Brief: Change Buying Habits For New Data Center Solution Packaging

    Colocation Providers Adapt To Help You Better Serve Your Customers
    January 23, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Formerly targeting only raw cost reduction, data center and colocation service providers have matured with evolving services. Providers have recognized the need to serve a true business technology...

  • Report Brief: The Software-Defined Data Center Is Still A Work In Progress

    Four Recommendations For Embarking On Your SDDC Journey
    August 27, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) continually consolidate and optimize the...

  • Report Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 2 Of 3

    Enterprises And Vendors Need A Lot More Wrinkles On Their Face
    March 5, 2014 | Andre Kindness

    Even though software-defined networking (SDN) is widely popular with cloud providers, carriers, and universities, today's SDN solutions won't cure enterprise infrastructure and operations' (I&O's)...

  • Report Strategic Benchmarks 2013: IT Infrastructure

    IT Complexity And Growing Business Demands Orient Infrastructure Priorities Toward Increasing Hardware And Cost Efficiency
    May 8, 2013 | Sophia I. Vargas, Richard Fichera, Dave Bartoletti

    This report provides IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their IT infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and technology adoption to...

  • Report Server And Data Center Predictions For 2013

    March 8, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives working on data center infrastructure. This report is designed to help you build a road map for 2013. As...

  • Report Voice Of The Customer: The Good, The Bad, And The Unwieldy Of DCIM Deployments

    Customers Achieve ROI, But Configuration Is More Difficult Than Expected
    November 2, 2012 | Richard Fichera

    Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is rapidly emerging as a solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals improve data center operations and management. As...

  • Report Server And Data Center Predictions For 2012

    Continuation Of Old Trends And A Few Disruptions
    February 6, 2012 | Richard Fichera

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations executives working on data center infrastructure. This report is designed to help you build a road map for 2012. Looking...

  • Report Updated Q3 2011: Power And Cooling Heat Up The Data Center

    Green Data Centers Become A Foundation For Cloud Growth
    September 21, 2011 | Richard Fichera

    Driven by the confluence of rising energy prices, the immense scaling of many cloud workloads, and continual pressures on IT budgets, power and cooling have become even more critical issues than...

  • Report The Data Center Network Evolution: Five Reasons This Isn't Your Dad's Network

    Look To Virtual Switches, Virtual I/O, Meshed Networks, And Automation To Maximize Your New Data Center Investment
    December 15, 2010 | Andre Kindness

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams are facing a difficult challenge in the data center: tossing out the rules of networking architecture. After years of just "throwing bandwidth" at the...

  • Report Are Converged Infrastructures Good For IT?

    New Unified Solutions Strive To Accelerate Virtualization Maturity
    May 17, 2010 | James Staten

    IT pros have most of the basic ingredients to cook up their own cloud-like infrastructure — but there's no recipe, and many ingredients just don't combine well. Complicating the story are the...

  • Report Juniper's Visionary Move: Growth In The Next Decade Led By The New Network Concept

    December 10, 2009 | Bryan Wang

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of Juniper Networks, the company's announcements of new products, strategies, and getting listed on the NYSE. The document analyzes the...

  • Report Put DCIM Into Your Automation Plans

    Data Center Infrastructure Management Should Be A Part Of Your Architecture
    December 9, 2009 | Galen Schreck

    Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools are system management platforms covering rack, cooling, and electrical infrastructure for your data center facilities. Most companies have...

  • Report Market Overview: Workload Automation, Q3 2009

    Is BSM The Future Of Workload Automation?
    November 9, 2009 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Job scheduling is a necessary component of data centers. Without job scheduling, an enterprise could simply not execute long application processes that deal with massive amounts of data and are...

  • Report The IT Automation Imperative

    Putting IT On The Road To Industrial Mass Production
    July 30, 2009 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Cost reduction is the universal 2009 battle cry. With 35% of a typical IT budget spent on personnel, staffing represents the heaviest IT financial burden. The way in which IT evolves in complexity...

  • Report IT Operations 2009: An Automation Odyssey

    Prepare For The IT Automation Inflection Now
    July 24, 2009 | Glenn O'Donnell

    A combination of forces, including skyrocketing complexity and severe economic pressure, are radically and irreversibly altering the IT landscape. New methods, new functional sourcing, and new...

  • Report TechRadar™ For I&O Professionals: Green IT 1.0 Technologies, Q2 2009

    Helping IT Ops Professionals Understand And Prioritize Green IT Hardware, Software, And Service Investments
    June 12, 2009 | Doug Washburn

    Green IT is on the rise. Even in the face of a weak economy, twice as many organizations expect to accelerate their green IT plans as expect to slow them down. Why is this? Green IT initiatives are...

  • Report IT Process Automation: Q4 2008 Market Update

    Helping IT Through The Economic Storms
    February 5, 2009 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Efficiency and cost reduction are going to be the key IT words of 2009. With 35% of a typical IT budget spent on personnel, staffing represents the heaviest IT financial burden and is perceived as...

  • Report Infrastructure And Operations Professionals: Must-Read Research In An Economic Downturn

    November 7, 2008 | Simon Yates

    The global economy stands on the brink of a complete meltdown, but the impending threat to the 2009 IT budget is nothing new to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals: For years now,...

  • Report Retrofitting Your Data Center For Better Capacity

    October 29, 2008 | Galen Schreck, James Staten

    Data centers are expected to last 25 to 30 years, but you need to periodically refresh your environmental gear for better capacity. Many companies can't deploy modern server equipment like blades...

  • Report HP Software: Well Positioned For Growth

    May 20, 2008 | Michael Barnes

    This report provides vendor strategists with a comprehensive overview of HP's annual Technology Solutions Group (TSG) Industry Analyst Summit held in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2008. This...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Data Center Automation, Q2 2008

    HP Is The Unified Data Center Automation Front-Runner; BladeLogic And BMC Follow Close Behind
    April 15, 2008 | Eveline Oehrlich

    Data center automation (DCA) solutions allow IT organizations to automate a variety of workflows that support configuration and change management processes across IT infrastructure. In Forrester's...

  • Report Data Center Automation Defined

    Steps Toward IT Service Automation — Doing More With Less
    February 26, 2008 | Eveline Oehrlich

    Operating a data center not only requires the daily assistance of people who have deployed a variety of tools, but it also calls for a variety of processes and best practices to ensure smooth data...

  • Report Five Trends That Will Shape The IT Infrastructure And Operations Profession In 2008

    December 14, 2007 | Simon Yates

    2008 will be a busy one for IT infrastructure and operations professionals. With CIOs openly espousing the benefits of server virtualization and losing sleep over the real costs of power leakage in...

  • Report Data Center Fire Suppression 101

    What To Do When The Roof Is On Fire
    October 1, 2007 | Galen Schreck

    Data center fire suppression is a complicated topic with many variables that affect the correct system design for your particular situation. But what are the variables that go into implementing a...

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