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    Report Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    February 14, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Sophia I. Vargas

    Crafting and measuring the right metrics for your cloud strategy is essential for success. But measuring cloud computing in business terms is probably unnatural for your technology team. Leading...

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    Report Predictions 2016: The Cloud Accelerates

    Eleven Key Developments For Cloud And What I&O Pros Should Do About Them

    After reaching mainstream acceptance in 2015, cloud will shift into the next gear in 2016. This next stage will focus on expanding cloud use cases and infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Overview

    October 29, 2015 | Lauren E. Nelson, Richard Fichera

    Forrester has been tracking almost 50 private cloud service providers that deliver products or services to enterprises. This report refreshes Forrester's high-level overview of this landscape for...

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    Report Applying The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

    Customizing The Private Cloud Forrester Wave To Evaluate Four Common Private Cloud Scenarios
    May 8, 2014 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In November 2013, we published our private cloud solutions Forrester Wave evaluation, where we used 61 criteria to evaluate 10 private cloud solutions vendors. The findings showed how well each...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013

    March 14, 2014 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In 2013, Forrester saw a spike in interest in hosted private cloud — adoption nearly doubled within a single year. Hosted private cloud remains one of the least understood core cloud deployment...

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    Report Quick Take: Breaking Down IBM Pulse 2014

    IBM's Overarching Cloud Strategy Is One Based On Open Standards

    Last week's annual IBM Pulse 2014 drew 11,000 tech management professionals, partners, and IBM folks to Las Vegas, where the company informed all participants about bold moves it's making around...

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    Report Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    January 24, 2014 | Lauren E. Nelson, Richard Fichera

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q3 2013

    December 27, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their...

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    Report Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Formally Joins The IT Portfolio — Whether IT Likes It Or Not
    December 4, 2013 | James Staten, Dave Bartoletti, Andras Cser

    As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

    Three Vendors Rise To The Top Of The Private Cloud Market
    November 25, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In Forrester's 61-criteria evaluation of private cloud solution vendors, we identified the 10 most significant software providers — ASG Software Solutions, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Cisco...

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    Report Four Common Private Cloud Strategies

    Align Your Expectations With Your Strategy
    October 28, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    From surveys, interviews, and inquiry calls, Forrester is seeing an emergence of four private cloud approaches that are driven by very different strategies and thus have variant scope and results....

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    Report Who Are Enterprise Cloud Developers?

    What Forrester's Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013 Shows
    August 6, 2013 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    Less than a quarter of all enterprise developers are using cloud platforms today. Examining the first movers, using the Forrester Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013, we found significant...

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    Report Case Study: Waste Management Builds A True Private Cloud

    Secrets To Success: Designed With The Customer And Inspired By Public Cloud
    May 8, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    By building a private cloud the right way, Waste Management (WM) reduced resource deployment time from two and a half months to around 20 minutes and gave existing public cloud users a satisfactory...

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    Report The Rise Of The New Cloud Admin

    And No, It's Not Your Virtualization Manager
    February 21, 2013 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    Nearly half of all enterprise IT shops claim to be prioritizing private cloud investments in 2013, but both in the largest enterprises and those firms that are most aggressively investing in public...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud, Q1 2013

    No Dominant Market Leaders Today, But Front-Runners Are CSC And Rackspace
    January 17, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Forrester's Forrsights Hardware Survey, Q3 2012 showed that 46% of enterprises are prioritizing investments in private clouds in 2013. While slightly more than half plan to build a private cloud in...

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    Report A Sample Internal Private Cloud Balanced Scorecard For I&O Professionals

    October 1, 2012 | Lauren E. Nelson

    The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is built around four dimensions that we have adjusted for use in information technology: the value perspective, the customer orientation perspective, the operational...

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    Report Master 10 Trends For Your Cloud Journey

    May 10, 2012 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    Early in 2011, Forrester made a series of predictions about the future of cloud computing for that year. With 2012 now upon us, it's time to evaluate last year's predictions and introduce new...

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    Report Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 3

    Cloud Platforms: Foundational Systems Could Strengthen Your Preferred Service Providers
    December 12, 2011 | Lauren E. Nelson, James Staten

    A growing number of public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds are coming to market that share the same underlying capabilities, technologies, and interfaces. Rather than build their clouds...

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    Report The State Of Infrastructure-As-A-Service Cloud Standards

    December 1, 2011 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud adoption, particularly of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), is still in the early-adopter phase, and as a result there are no set industry standards. For IT infrastructure and operations...

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    Report Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 2

    AWS Leads A Rapidly Growing Field
    November 7, 2011 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    For many I&O professionals, developing a cloud strategy is a top priority for 2011 and 2012. After strategically selecting certain workloads fit for public IaaS, it's now time for selecting your...

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    Report Market Overview: Public IaaS Clouds, Q4 2011, Part 1

    How To Sift Through The Cloud Washing And Uncover True Value
    November 7, 2011 | Lauren E. Nelson, James Staten

    While cloud computing is still in the early adopter phase, you're under executive pressure to develop a cloud strategy. And it's up to you to sort through the cloud washing and not only understand...

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    Report Cloud Computing Helps Accelerate Green IT

    Take Advantage Of Public And Private Cloud To Deliver Energy, Carbon, And E-Waste Efficiencies
    June 30, 2011 | Doug Washburn, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud-based server, storage, and network infrastructure — also called infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) — will inherently deliver green IT benefits: lower energy costs, carbon emissions, and...

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    Report Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011

    Five Solution Types To Choose From For Advancing Virtualization Maturity
    May 17, 2011 | Lauren E. Nelson, James Staten

    Over the past year, client inquiry questions have evolved from "What is cloud?" to "What vendors should I consider?" This market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions...

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    Report Justifying Your Cloud Investment: High-Performance Computing (HPC)

    Cloud Economics Makes HPC Projects More Attainable For The Masses
    December 22, 2010 | Lauren E. Nelson, James Staten

    It's one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing for their high-performance computing (HPC) workloads....