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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    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

    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 CIO Professionals

    Report Your BT Agenda Demands A Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy

    How You Handle Storage Will Heavily Influence Your Cloud Success
    January 8, 2015 | Henry Baltazar

    Hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises in the age of the customer. In recent years, hybrid cloud storage has evolved and become a deployment methodology that can...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    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...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Predictions 2015: The Days Of Fighting The Cloud Are Over

    November 13, 2014 | James Staten, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud computing is arguably one of the most disruptive fields ever in technology management. CIOs are a primary force driving the enterprise business technology (BT) agenda, so you need to...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Brief: The Software-Defined Data Center Is Still A Work In Progress

    Four Recommendations For Embarking On Your SDDC Journey
    August 27, 2014 | Richard Fichera

    To accelerate business growth, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must understand and ultimately master four key I&O-related trends: 1) continually consolidate and optimize the...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Market Overview: Software-Only Storage

    Your Next Array Should Be An Application
    August 1, 2014 | Henry Baltazar

    Hardware appliances have dominated the enterprise data storage landscape for decades, but storage is not immune from the software-defined transformation taking place in data centers. With momentum...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    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

    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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Key I&O Technology Trends To Watch In 2014, Part 2

    Embrace New Approaches To Radically Transform Business Resiliency
    May 14, 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...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report What The Evolution Of Cloud Storage Means For I&O

    February 14, 2014 | Henry Baltazar, James Staten

    Over the last few years, the capabilities and reach of cloud storage services have evolved rapidly, with many organizations expressing interest in storage-as-a-service. With or without the support...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Quick Take: Breaking Down VMworld 2013

    VMware Delivers A Strong SDDC Message, An Incremental Cloud Story, And A Relatively Weak End User Computing Message
    September 19, 2013 | Dave Bartoletti, Rachel A. Dines

    Is the traditional data center about to be disrupted by the cloud? Not if VMware can help it. Last week's annual VMworld conference in San Francisco drew over 20,000 infrastructure and operations...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Quick Take: How Enterprises Should Approach Cloud Storage In The Wake Of Nirvanix Closure

    Enterprises Need A Data Mobility Strategy That Is Multi-Cloud And Hybrid Cloud
    September 19, 2013 | Henry Baltazar, Rachel A. Dines

    On September 17, 2013, indications from press, partners, and customers have revealed that Nirvanix is shutting down its cloud storage services on September 30. While Nirvanix has not yet made a...

  • For CIO Professionals

    Report Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data
    September 3, 2013 | Frank E. Gillett

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Software-Defined Storage Will Sound The Death Knell For Traditional Storage Provisioning

    May 13, 2013 | Henry Baltazar

    Storage budgets are not keeping pace with the rapidly expanding data stores, and this is putting an extraordinary amount of pressure on storage administrators. Storage vendors have responded to new...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    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

    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)...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Forrester's IT Infrastructure Maturity Assessment

    October 15, 2012 | Dave Bartoletti, Glenn O'Donnell

    Forrester's IT infrastructure maturity assessment evaluates your current and desired state maturity across 24 key IT infrastructure elements within four top-level domains: oversight, people,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Cache Is King In Cloud Storage Enablement

    How Cloud Storage Gateways Can Facilitate Storage Across The WAN
    August 6, 2012 | Andrew Reichman

    Cloud storage options abound these days, and enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals are eager to take advantage of expected cost and flexibility benefits. But for most...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Top 10 Storage Predictions For I&O Professionals

    February 24, 2012 | Andrew Reichman, Vanessa Alvarez

    Storage teams faced another busy year as their businesses produced larger volumes of data than ever before and sought better storage performance to feed applications that support business growth....

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Big Data Needs More Than Just Big Storage

    I&O Teams Must Investigate A New Storage Architecture To Support Business Expectations Of Big Data
    September 30, 2011 | Vanessa Alvarez

    Despite the hype, big data is a reality for organizations today. Data, in any form, has been on a path of explosive growth, and the reality of zettabytes lies in the near future. This data —...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report Virtualization In Greater China 2010 To 2011: End User Adoption Trends

    September 15, 2011 | Michael Barnes

    This report provides an overview of virtualization end user adoption trends in Greater China. It focuses not only on adoption trends but also on deployment patterns, demand drivers, adoption...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

    Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments
    August 29, 2011 | Vanessa Alvarez

    The storage industry is undergoing a transition. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) execs know that storage is a core component of enabling private cloud environments. But to achieve cloud...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report Cost Analysis Tool: Cloud Versus Internal Storage Deployment

    August 25, 2011 | Andrew Reichman

    A customizable Forrester companion tool to the Economics of IT series docs.