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    Report Brief: Storage Wars Will Deliver Extreme Speed Sooner Than Expected

    Storage-Class Memory Becomes A Major Horse Race
    January 26, 2016 | Richard Fichera

    Your business technology agenda requires extreme performance for ever more demanding applications and customer experiences. Storage issues, often the biggest performance bottleneck, will soon be...

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    Report Quick Take: New Intel CPUs Deliver Enhanced Infrastructure Options For Your Service Design

    Ease Of Use And Product Segmentation Improve Application-Specific Workloads
    September 9, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    Intel's annual fall refresh of its server processor line is as close to an enduring ritual as we get in the technology industry. Regularly surrounding Intel's major annual Intel Developer Forum,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: IBM's TrueNorth Processor Will Enhance Cognitive Computing

    August 11, 2014 | Skip Snow, Frank E. Gillett

    On August 7, 2014, IBM announced completion of the TrueNorth processor, which implements a new neuromorphic design at scale rather than the 70-year-old standard processor design used by all modern...

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    Report Optimize Scalable Workload-Specific Infrastructure For Customer Experiences

    New Options For Configuring Highly Scalable Systems Can Improve The ROI Of Infrastructure Investments
    August 11, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    You face the difficult task of designing the expansive and scalable infrastructure that supports many of your new customer-facing systems of engagement and their associated analytics. Do not fall...

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    Report Evolve Your Infrastructure Architecture For Systems Of Engagement

    Growth, Velocity, And Changing Workloads Lead To New Infrastructure Architectures
    July 25, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    The workloads presented by emerging systems of engagement have grown, dominated by a proliferation of mobile clients, big data and analytics, and nearly ubiquitous implementations of virtualization...

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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 Quick Take: IBM's New eXFlash Delivers A Performance Boost For Data-Intensive Apps

    January 16, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    Emerging data-intensive applications continue to test the limits of available storage solutions, leaving infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros constantly looking for "the next big thing" to...

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    Report Predictions For 2014: Servers And Data Centers

    Hyperscale Computing Demands And Flash Will Reshape The Server Landscape
    December 19, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    As we transition from 2013, the drumbeat of new servers and new CPU offerings from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel, IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, and a variety of ARM licensees including Texas...

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    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...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Windows: The Next Five Years

    As Mobile Device Sales Surpass PCs, CIOs Will Need To Corral A Troika Of OS Leaders
    October 22, 2012 | Frank E. Gillett

    The launch of Windows 8 is a major pivot point for Microsoft — and for IT leaders and the individuals they support. The new Windows 8 user experience (UX) and programming model will transform...

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    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...

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    Report Oracle Versus HP: Customers Lose; Oracle And x86 Linux Vendors Win

    Oracle's Actions Punish Customers And Drive Migration To Linux
    January 3, 2012 | Richard Fichera

    Vendor acquisitions and strategy shifts continue to disrupt the world of enterprise IT. Few, however, have been as disruptive and one-sided in their impact as the recent decision by Oracle to...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Computing Futures 2016: How Hardware Advances Will Shift Vendor Prospects

    CPUs, Disks, Sensors, And Displays Change Dramatically In The Next Five Years
    August 24, 2011 | Frank E. Gillett

    Hardware innovation will continue to roil the tech ecosystem through 2016, forcing vendor strategists at software and services firms to adjust continuously to new hardware capabilities, plus the...

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    Report Put ARM-Based Servers On Your Server Planning Horizon

    Three Emerging Factors Will Force Major Disruption In Server Technologies
    March 15, 2011 | Richard Fichera

    For the past two decades, long-term planning for the x86 server estate has been predictable for infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives — but over the next three years, this planning...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Per-Processor Licensing — It's All About Core Values

    Software Buyers Should Evaluate The Long-Term Cost Implications Of Software Companies' Differing Approaches To Advances In Chip Technology
    October 6, 2010 | Duncan Jones

    What, exactly, is a processor? IT sourcing professionals are finding it increasingly hard to answer this apparently simple question when applying their "per-CPU" hardware-based software license...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The Age Of Computing Diversity

    The ICT Industry Is Broadening Out From The Wintel Monoculture
    September 16, 2010 | Frank E. Gillett

    The computing industry is exiting an era built mostly on general-purpose, good enough central processing units (CPUs), servers, systems designs, software, Web apps, and client devices. These...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Q&A: Impact Of IBM's POWER7 And PowerVM On Workload Optimized Systems Design

    PowerVM Is A Critical Advantage For IBM's Power Systems
    August 27, 2010 | Brad Day

    IBM's POWER7 system — arguably the most dramatic server design development since the first POWER4 dual-core microprocessor architecture — makes advanced virtualization stacks a core...

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    Report Smart Computing Innovation Must Be Guided By EAs

    March 30, 2010 | Henry Peyret

    Forrester predicts that the latest cycle of technology innovation, "Smart Computing," will reshape the technology market through 2017. Smart Computing — which involves a blend of smart...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Arrival Of Smart Computing Reinforces The Need For Dynamic Business Applications

    Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth
    February 18, 2010 | Mike Gilpin

    Since the 1950s, the US has seen three cycles of technology investment growth and refinement. In 2008, the US entered its fourth such cycle, which Forrester is labeling "Smart Computing." Smart...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Q&A: To zIIP Or Not — System Z's Dark Horse?

    The What, When, And Why Of IBM's Misunderstood Specialty Processor
    February 10, 2010 | Brad Day

    The No. 1 priority of System z users in 2009 was to improve the life-cycle cost of ownership of their mainframe footprints. And while some of this endgame would occur in just hardball negotiation...

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    Report The Next Wave Of IT Investment Is Smart Computing

    Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth
    January 5, 2010 | Simon Yates

    Like the mainframe, personal, and network computing eras that have gone before it, "Smart Computing" will usher in a new era of technology innovation and growth. But, says Andrew Bartels, it will...

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    Report Smart Computing Drives The New Era Of IT Growth

    A New Tech Investment Cycle Holds Seismic Promise — And Challenges
    December 4, 2009 | Andrew Bartels

    The technology industry has entered a new cycle of tech innovation and growth, which we are calling "Smart Computing." Like prior cycles of mainframe computing, personal computing, and network...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Server Trends: Intel Xeon 5500 Creates New Server Differentiation

    May 28, 2009 | James Staten

    Every new processor introduced comes with significant hype. The Intel Xeon 5500 may indeed live up to the hype; it not only provides a faster server processor option but also enables a greater...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Q&A: Consolidating Linux Workloads On System Z

    Best Fits For Making The Technology And Business Case
    April 21, 2009 | Brad Day

    Transitioning Linux workloads to run on a System Z footprint will first require your chief information officer's (CIO) sponsorship — as any step away from convention would entail. Take the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Multicore Programming Era Is Here

    Vendor "Wake Up Call" On Performance Is Real; Here's What To Do
    February 21, 2008 | James Staten, John R. Rymer

    The era of multicore computing is here, and application development teams must embrace new programming approaches to reap the full performance and economic benefits of the new hardware. The new...