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    Report Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2016: Overview

    A Business Technographics Presentation
    March 15, 2017 | Tyler McDaniel

    This report is an overview of the Forrester Data: Global Business Technographics® Infrastructure Survey, 2016. It covers the broad patterns seen among business and technology decision makers...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Hyperconverged Infrastructure And You

    Understanding Workloads, Data Services, And Costs Will Yield Optimal Decisions
    March 8, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    To support a business technology (BT) agenda, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must factor critical aspects of their own environments into their decisions and understand how these...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Reform Legacy Operations For Composable Infrastructure

    Redesign Your Service Delivery Methodology To Take Advantage Of CISes
    January 19, 2017 | Chris Gardner

    Composable infrastructure systems (CISes) offer the opportunity to align hardware deployments to the breakneck speed of business technology. However, migrating legacy service workloads into CISes...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016

    Tools And Technology: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    August 16, 2016 | Richard Fichera, Naveen Chhabra

    In our 28-criteria evaluation of hyperconverged system providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Atlantis Computing, Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, HyperGrid...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report TechRadar™: BT Infrastructure, Q2 2016

    Road Map: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    May 9, 2016 | Andre Kindness, Robert Stroud

    Software has turned the infrastructure world upside down. Hardware speeds and feeds no longer dominate infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals' criteria; they know that the fastest...

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    Report Composable Infrastructure: A Hardware Foundation For Extreme Service Agility

    Cloud-Like Speed And Flexibility Finally Arrive At The Hardware Level
    April 14, 2016 | Richard Fichera

    As enterprises drive new technology innovations to fuel a customer-obsessed service delivery model, many legacy technologies are proving too rigid in their configurations. New business technology...

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    Report The Software-Defined Data Center Is The Future Of Infrastructure Architecture

    Landscape: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    March 18, 2016 | Richard Fichera, Robert Stroud

    Traditional data center thinking must end. Better automation tools, container abstractions, software-defined networks, and composable infrastructure stacks have ushered in a software-defined data...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Huawei Is Progressing Toward BT With Cloud Moves

    Huawei Technologies Has An Established, China-Focused Cloud Strategy
    February 1, 2016 | Frank Liu

    Huawei's Cloud Congress event provided a glimpse into the firm's progress toward becoming an enterprise cloud vendor. Since entering the enterprise space in 2011, Huawei Technologies has bolstered...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Hyperconverged Platforms

    August 12, 2015 | Henry Baltazar, Richard Fichera

    Hyperconverged platforms blend ease of use, scalability, and integration into easily consumable webscale building blocks. This simplicity allows infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to spend...

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    Report Brief: Harness The Power Of Converged Infrastructure

    Learn From Leading Chinese Firms How To Improve Business Performance With Converged Infrastructure
    July 9, 2015 | Frank Liu

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders in China are striving to build business technology (BT) capabilities to fulfill the requirements of their business peers. Converged infrastructure (CI)...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions

    Pick The Perfect Private Cloud For Your Needs
    June 10, 2015 | Richard Fichera

    This report is the third in a series of market overview reports on private cloud solutions. Part one was an overview and part two concentrated on software-based solutions. This report — part three...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Five Ways To Modernize Your Storage Strategy

    Cloud Storage, Flash Arrays, And Software-Defined Storage Take Center Stage
    March 26, 2015 | Henry Baltazar

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are struggling to evolve their infrastructure to meet the daunting scalability, performance, and rapid provisioning challenges created by the...

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    Report Simplify And Accelerate Your Infrastructure With Hyperconvergence

    Hyperconverged Systems Will Become The New Standard For Infrastructure-As-A-Service Deployments
    March 18, 2015 | Richard Fichera, Henry Baltazar

    The core infrastructure of enterprises and service providers has become successively more virtualized. However, supporting technologies have failed to keep pace in key places, particularly in the...

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    Report Quick Take: Dell's Nutanix Partnership Escalates The Hyperconvergence Vendor War

    Witness The Beginning Of A New Era In Infrastructure Convergence
    June 24, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Dell's new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with hyperconvergence pioneer Nutanix adds a disruptive element to its portfolio that will help you design and deliver services more...

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    Report Consider Whether To Put Huawei On Your Provider Shortlist

    Huawei Makes Progress In The Enterprise, But Is Not For Everyone — Yet
    May 9, 2014 | Frank Liu

    Since Huawei Technologies entered the global enterprise IT infrastructure market in 2011, it has made consistent progress with broadening its portfolio of enterprise products and services and...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Key I&O Technology Trends To Watch In 2014, Part 1

    In The Age Of The Customer, Lean Technology Infrastructure Is A Must
    April 29, 2014 | Sudhanshu Bhandari

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in Asia Pacific (AP) must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) Continually consolidate...

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    Report Case Study: Yihaodian Leverages IT Assets To Deliver Results In China's eCommerce Market

    December 3, 2013 | Frank Liu

    China's dynamic and rapidly growing eCommerce market is drawing considerable investment from strong players, including veterans like Tmall and 360Buy as well as global retail giants like Amazon.com...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: The Salesforce-HP Superpod Experiment

    Salesforce Gives HP Gear And Dedicated Instances A Test Drive
    November 27, 2013 | John R. Rymer

    Salesforce.com's most puzzling announcement at its Dreamforce 2013 conference was the Superpod it will develop with HP. Superpod will be an instance of the Force.com platform and sales and service...

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    Report Market Overview: Converged Infrastructure Solutions In 2013, Part 2 Of 2

    The Vendor Landscape Has Matured And Diversified
    September 11, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    Where Forrester's first report on the market for converged infrastructure (CI) solutions focused on the benefits and taxonomy, this second report focuses on the vendor landscape and vendor...

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    Report Market Overview: Converged Infrastructure Solutions In 2013, Part 1 Of 2

    The Benefits And Taxonomy Of Converged Infrastructure Solutions
    September 6, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    The leading IT infrastructure hardware vendors, such as Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), HP, IBM, and Oracle, have offered basic converged infrastructure (CI) solutions for...

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    Report Converged Infrastructure Adoption Is Accelerating In China

    More Enterprises Are Turning To Converged Infrastructures To Fix Decaying Infrastructure And Operations
    August 30, 2013 | Frank Liu

    Many multinational corporations (MNCs) and local firms in China are planning to revamp their existing IT infrastructure to support the demands of rapid growth and the complex applications that can...

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    Report Hardware Trends 2013: Data-Intensive Firms Lead Adoption Of Next-Generation Computing

    June 24, 2013 | Michael Yamnitsky, Frank E. Gillett

    We drew on our recent survey of 2,330 IT decision-makers regarding hardware adoption and priorities, learning among other things that the average enterprise in our sample is managing almost 50%...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Evaluate New Converged Infrastructures To Underpin The Software-Defined Data Center

    The Next Evolution Of IT Infrastructure For Supporting Fully Virtualized Environments Takes A Storage-Centric Approach
    March 20, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    The transformation of virtual computing environments into fully software-defined data centers is disrupting the architecture of the underlying physical infrastructure. The recent wave of converged...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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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...