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    Report An I&O Pro's Guide To Platform-As-A-Service

    There's No Single PaaS To Rule Them All

    Your developer teams seek accelerated productivity, but developing at speed isn't an overnight change. As infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals enter platform-as-a-service (PaaS)...

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    Report Forrester Data: Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2017 To 2022 (Global)

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    November 16, 2017 | Jennifer Adams, Lauren E. Nelson

    While public cloud's hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect continuing applications and opportunities for private cloud solutions. Private cloud can provide the speed to market and...

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    Report OpenStack Fights To Defend Its Claim As A Standard

    Its Future Sits Quietly Within Your Private Cloud, Outside The US, And Among Telecommunications Providers

    OpenStack became a cloud platform standard in 2013. Since then, it has evolved and reached a less eventful stage of its life, losing some of its early momentum and vocal proponents but gaining new...

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    Report Private Cloud In 2020: Defining The Future Of The Enterprise Data Center

    Private Cloud Software Suites Die Off As Budgets Move Up The Stack And Lower Levels Build Out Automation And Orchestration Capabilities
    August 24, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud can be difficult to implement and manage and has a rich history of casualties. Conceptually, enterprises need both private and public cloud services, but public cloud success has far...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In Europe, Q3 2017

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of hosted private cloud service providers in the European market, we identified the seven most significant — CenturyLink, IBM, Interoute, NTT Communications, OVH,...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    March 3, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud is alive and well in Europe. With enterprise interest in migration to public cloud increasing, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about their private...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America And Europe, Q1 2017

    Hosted Private Cloud Finds A Key Role In Hybrid Strategies And Cloud Migration
    February 16, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Previously off the radar, public cloud migration (e.g., moving existing workloads) became the top infrastructure and operations (I&O) cloud focus in 2016. Although our data confirms this public...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    February 8, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European enterprises adopted public cloud long ago. However, over the past year, the topic of cloud migration has hit the US and European markets. European infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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    Report Brief: Don't Let Capex-Based Budgets Dampen Your Cloud Plans

    Build The Case For Your Capex-Focused Industry To Embrace Opex
    October 18, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Lauren E. Nelson

    The business technology (BT) shift toward cloud and external services has begun, moving costs from capital expenditures (capex) to operating expenditures (opex). This can be a fundamental...

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    Report The State Of Cloud Platform Standards, Q4 2016

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice
    October 14, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Without...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q1 2016

    March 2, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Hosted private cloud takes characteristics from both internal private environments and public cloud to create a third infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) deployment model. Despite its later entry,...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

    February 23, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Are enterprises actually adopting public cloud? European infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for public cloud adoption data to inform the cloud...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2016

    European Adopters Focus On Private Clouds For Test/Dev Purposes
    January 25, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud is certainly not dead in Europe: A near majority of business and tech decision-makers have adopted private cloud or are planning to within the next year. While most efforts in Europe...

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    Report The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice
    May 14, 2015 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Applications, products, and...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2014

    May 4, 2015 | Lauren E. Nelson

    A common business technology (BT) agenda request that we receive from our infrastructure and operations (I&O) clients is baseline adoption data for hosted private cloud to inform their cloud...

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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 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 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 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: 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 2011 Top 10 IaaS Cloud Predictions For I&O Leaders

    Empowered Users, HPC, And Business Intelligence Will Drive Adoption
    February 14, 2011 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    IaaS is undoubtedly one of your top priorities, but will you craft a plan for success? Many enterprises are headed toward a number of cloud pitfalls, such as misunderstanding the makeup, benefits,...