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    Report Consider Colocation As A Key To Your Holistic Data Center Strategy

    Evolved Options Can Help Optimize Your Technology Ecosystem
    July 25, 2014 | Sophia I. Vargas

    As your business depends more on technology services for daily operations and customer engagement platforms, data center capacity demands will continue to increase. You now face a more urgent task...

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    Report Calculate The ROI Of Data Center Investments in India

    September 3, 2013 | Manish Bahl, Rachel A. Dines

    Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) analysis has been used to calculate the ROI of data center facilities. The TEI methodology is used to measure the effectiveness of an IT (or other)...

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    Report Build Or Colocate? The ROI Of Data Center Facilities In India

    A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis Shows That Colocation Is More Economical Than Building A Data Center For Most Indian Companies
    September 3, 2013 | Manish Bahl, Rachel A. Dines

    Data centers in India are running low on space, power, and cooling capacity. When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in India...

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    Report Build Or Colocate? The ROI Of Your Next Data Center

    August 20, 2013 | Rachel A. Dines, Sophia I. Vargas

    Data centers are running low on space, power, and cooling capacity. When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face a critical...

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    Report Forrsights: IT Budgets And Priorities In 2013

    Mobility And Analytics Drive Spending Growth Despite Business Pessimism
    April 25, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    What are the 2013 budget plans and priorities for CIOs and other IT decision-makers? Forrester's Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q4 2012 provides insight on the 2013 tech buying...

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    Report Market Overview: Capacity Management And Planning Tools In 2013

    Reap The Agility And Financial Benefits From Emerging Infrastructure
    April 18, 2013 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    The emergence of inexpensive server technology and cloud infrastructure has caused many IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to simply dismiss the need for accurate workload and...

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    Report Develop A Strategy To Transform Your IT Infrastructure And Operations Practice

    Strategic Plan: The I&O Practice Playbook
    March 6, 2013 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    The writing is on the wall: As-a-service technology, tech-savvy workers, and increased business complexity are widening the gap between business demand and traditional IT supply. This era is making...

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    Report Case Study: Managing Virtual Server Capacity

    November 7, 2012 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    For one of the travel industry leaders and one of the largest data center operators in Europe, virtualization appeared to be the ideal solution for lowering infrastructure management costs and...

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    Report Assess Your IT Infrastructure Maturity

    October 23, 2012 | Dave Bartoletti, Glenn O'Donnell

    Even though spending on server, storage, network, and facilities infrastructure consumes 50% of budgets, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders struggle to answer two critical questions: 1)...

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    Report Develop Your Service Delivery Monitoring Strategy

    Service Management And Automation
    September 6, 2012 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Service delivery monitoring is a critical enabler that IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must invest in to foster the transition from IT to business technology (BT). Why? As the IT...

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    Report Develop Your Road Map For Service Management And Automation Processes

    February 7, 2012 | Eveline Oehrlich, Jean-Pierre Garbani

    This report outlines Forrester's solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders develop their road map of service management and automation processes (SMA) using Forrester's...

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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 Executive Spotlight: Top Priorities For IT Infrastructure & Operations Leaders, 2H 2011

    Insights From The Forrester IT Infrastructure & Operations Council
    September 16, 2011 | Doug Washburn

    Every six months, Forrester fields a survey to members of its IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Council to ascertain their top priorities for the following six months. Forrester's I&O Council...

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    Report IT Infrastructure And Operations: The Next Five Years

    The Cloud On IT's Horizon
    May 3, 2011 | Jean-Pierre Garbani, Marc Cecere

    Interest in cloud technology and cloud economics abounds. While the technology delivers immediate reductions in capital costs, Forrester believes that cloud computing's greatest benefits will come...

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    Report The New Capacity Planning Process Requires Three New Steps

    Reboot Your Capacity Planning Process With Cost-Value Analysis, Governance, And Global Planning
    April 5, 2011 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Virtualization and cloud computing bring a new dimension to IT operations: a choice in how services will be delivered to the business. Capacity planning must change to reflect this evolution: It...

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    Report Enterprise Cloud Management Capabilities Road Map

    December 22, 2010 | Galen Schreck

    Cloud computing, in all its variants, is the trend that will change your infrastructure the most. Today, public cloud is a distinct world from your data center — it involves different...

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    Report I&O's New Capacity Planning Organization

    Virtualization And Cloud Computing Force A New Organizational Model That Decentralizes Capacity Management And Centralizes Capacity Planning
    October 14, 2010 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    The precipitous and predictable drops in IT hardware unit-costs during the past 20 years made capacity planning obsolete. It was cheaper to overprovision than to hire experts. But infrastructure...

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    Report Do CIOs Care About IT Management Tools?

    May 17, 2010 | Tim DeGennaro, Sharyn Leaver

    CIOs are constantly working to run IT like a business — focusing on business orientation through capabilities like IT planning, portfolio management, and IT investment optimization. A myriad...

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    Report Vendors Beware: Virtualization, PaaS, And SaaS Are Changing The Capacity Management Tools Market

    November 10, 2009 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Continuous improvement in the server technology performance-price ratio has caused many organizations to simply dismiss the need for accurate workload and resource planning efforts. In the current...

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    Report The Supply Chain Of Data Centre Capacity (And Why Scale-Up Still Matters)

    June 26, 2009 | John Brand

    Hydrasight notes that investment in, and payment for, IT infrastructure resources continues to be a contentious issue. While data center consolidation has been the driving ideal for much of the...

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    Report Virtualization Is This Season's Cap Management

    Capacity Management In A Virtual World
    June 17, 2009 | Simon Yates

    With improved service performance, coupled with the rise of virtualization and the limits of hardware sprawl, Forrester anticipates improvements to the capacity management process. Data centers...

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    Report Capacity Management In A Virtual World

    Transforming The Traditional Process To Serve Virtualization Imperatives
    April 17, 2009 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Traditional capacity planning is seen as an exercise in forecasting the alignment of hardware resources to enterprise activity growth. Cheap systems meant that this was eventually considered to...

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    Report Capacity Manager -- Job Profile And Description

    March 26, 2009 | Eveline Oehrlich

    Position overview: This person is tasked with bringing a holistic and accurate IT capacity plan for infrastructure needs to their company.

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    Report Role Overview: Capacity Manager

    A Balancing Act Of Today's And Tomorrow's Needs
    December 1, 2008 | Eveline Oehrlich

    Capacity management is a process aimed at controlling the IT infrastructure in such a way that resource shortages are anticipated and corrected before they occur, thus maintaining service-level...

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    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...