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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016

    Hardware Optimized To Run Hadoop Delivers Quick Setup, Higher Performance, And Automation
    May 25, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    On-premises Hadoop deployments just got easier. General-purpose hardware infrastructure requires considerable time and effort to install, configure, tune, upgrade, and monitor Hadoop platforms....

  • 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 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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Brief: Supercharge Systems Of Insight With New Infrastructure Architectures

    Better Analysis Methods And Their Increased Use In Critical Business Processes Drive Changes In Supporting Infrastructure
    November 5, 2015 | Richard Fichera

    Customer-facing, data-intensive systems are central to the BT agenda and have catalyzed the deployment of big data environments for systems of insight. I&O pros now know how to configure and manage...

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    Report Brief: New Memory Innovations Will Power Extreme Service Performance

    Flash Is Already Being Usurped In The Insatiable Quest For Speed
    October 1, 2015 | Henry Baltazar, Richard Fichera

    Customer expectations for performance have skyrocketed, placing new demands on your infrastructure. Memory and storage bottlenecks have been critical limitations, but that is about to change....

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    Report Brief: Four Trends Transforming Enterprise Storage To Support The BT Agenda

    Declining Revenues Force Strategy Changes
    July 2, 2015 | Henry Baltazar, Richard Fichera

    Despite the constant and rapid growth of data in enterprises, the revenue and profits of the major storage players have been flat to declining for the last few years. Cloud storage services and...

  • 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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Brief: Accelerate Your BT Services With Flash Storage

    Boost Your Infrastructure Performance And Efficiency With Solid-State Storage
    January 28, 2015 | Henry Baltazar

    As your digital business caters to ever shorter customer attention spans, raw execution speed must be a primary requirement of your business technology (BT) agenda, which applies technology,...

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    Report Velocity: The Only Storage Issue That Matters In The Age Of The Customer

    Relentlessly Seek Speed In Your Service Design
    November 26, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Storage always was and always will be critical to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals seeking to expand their BT agenda. Factors like capacity, cost, and management have dominated...

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    Report Brief: Disk Is Dead — For Performance

    Accelerate Your Business Services With Flash Today
    September 24, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Until now, infrastructure teams and their hardware vendors have taken a cautious approach to integrating flash and solid-state storage into their infrastructures. The time for caution is over. The...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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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 Market Overview: Midrange Storage

    Decoding The Midrange Storage Market
    June 12, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Business growth is the main factor driving data growth, and organizations must assess their current storage infrastructure to create a sustainable environment. The midrange storage space is a...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Seven Influential Storage Trends Shaping Your Near-Term Strategy

    Flash And Object Storage Expand Tiering Options To Better Serve Your Business
    May 21, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) decision-makers continue to struggle with unbridled data growth and must change inefficient storage buying habits to keep their customers happy and key data...

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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 Brief: Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Storage

    March 14, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their engineering teams often ask Forrester for technology adoption data to understand which new innovations their peers have adopted to manage...

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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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Q&A: The Top Questions And Answers On Enterprise Storage In H1 2013

    Your Peers Seek Answers On Storage Efficiency, Modernization, Consumerization, Performance, And Vendor Selection
    October 10, 2013 | Henry Baltazar

    In the first half of 2013, Forrester advised over 100 enterprise IT professionals on their most important storage decisions. After analyzing these engagements, we found that the five categories of...

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    Report Quick Take: Cisco Acquires Whiptail: A Flashy Entrance Into The Storage Landscape

    Flash Array Technology Opens Up Database, HPC, And Virtualization Opportunities For Cisco
    September 12, 2013 | Henry Baltazar

    On September 10, 2013, Cisco Systems announced the acquisition of flash array startup Whiptail for $415 million in cash. With this important deal, Cisco enters the storage market. In the near term,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Quick Take: Western Digital Acquires Virident And sTec: A Billion-Dollar SSD And Flash Card Bet

    The Time Is Now To Develop Your SSD And Flash Strategy
    September 10, 2013 | Henry Baltazar

    On September 9, 2013, Western Digital announced its acquisition of PCIe flash card specialist Virident Systems for $685 million. This comes fewer than three months after Western Digital's...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Build Your Business Case For All-Flash Storage Arrays

    Start With Performance-Sensitive Applications, But Emphasize The Operational Cost Benefits
    August 21, 2013 | Henry Baltazar

    Consider your most critical technology-powered assets. For retailers, this is your eCommerce site. For financial service firms, this is your trading platform. If you run these assets on hard-drive...

  • For CIO Professionals

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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 Master The Eight Disruptors That Will Transform Business Technology Resiliency In 2013

    February 15, 2013 | Rachel A. Dines

    This report defines and dissects the intersections and future directions of the solutions that make up the business technology (BT) resiliency landscape. It also identifies and catalogs the vendors...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Cloud Investments Will Reconfigure Future IT Budgets

    As-A-Service Computing Will Shift Budgets From New Project Spending To Ongoing MOOSE Expenditures
    January 8, 2013 | Andrew Bartels

    In 2012, for most CIOs, spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment (MOOSE) represents more than 70% of their information and communications technology (ICT) budget on...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Optimize IT Infrastructure Around Key Workloads

    September 7, 2012 | Richard Fichera, Andre Kindness

    The inside-out approach of engineers focused on technology for its own sake must stop: Your business cares about outcomes and holistic services, not server, storage, and network technologies. For...