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    Report Vendor Landscape: Colocation And Data Center Services

    Vendors From Various Backgrounds Compete To Solve Regional Demands
    April 4, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas

    In a world of pervasive technology solutions, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must maintain a growing portfolio of heterogeneous hardware and services. For organizations with burgeoning...

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    Report Weigh The Economic Factors Of Your Data Center Ecosystem Transformation

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 19, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas

    As technology demand accelerates to support the digital business, data centers are running low on physical resource capacity. When provisioning new data center capacity, infrastructure and...

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    Report Simplify Your Hybrid Infrastructure Strategy With Cloud Exchanges

    How Colocation And Interconnection Partners Can Help Support Your Multicloud Future
    February 17, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Andre Kindness

    As the cloud market matures, more critical business applications will continue to move into cloud environments. In this increasingly hybrid environment, infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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    Report Embrace The Hybrid Technology Ecosystem For Service Design

    April 27, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Motivated by the explosion of third-party infrastructure, technology platform alternatives, and the growing popularity of cloud services, many organizations want to get out of the data center...

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    Report Brief: Service Marketplaces Create A Hub For Your Hybrid Ecosystem

    Emerging Data Center Marketplaces Empower The Customer And Threaten Traditional Sales Channels
    April 22, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, most infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros today consider a multitude of scenarios — such as expanding existing facilities,...

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    Report Brief: Change Buying Habits For New Data Center Solution Packaging

    Colocation Providers Adapt To Help You Better Serve Your Customers
    January 23, 2015 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Formerly targeting only raw cost reduction, data center and colocation service providers have matured with evolving services. Providers have recognized the need to serve a true business technology...

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    Report Quick Take: Amazon's Move To Mainland Europe Does Not Yet Make It Mainstream

    October 23, 2014 | Stefan Ried, Ph.D., Enza Iannopollo

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today its plans to open two data centers in Germany. Forrester believes this is a turning point in AWS's globalization strategy. Until now, the dominant...

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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 The State Of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2014

    May 12, 2014 | Stephanie Balaouras

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a growing number of services and tools to better prepare themselves for any type of event, whether it's natural or manmade; however, that doesn't...

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    Report Brief: IBM Plans To Build 15 Data Centers To Expand Its Global Cloud Footprint

    Cloud Will Continue To Be A Major Growth Engine For IBM
    February 11, 2014 | Sudhanshu Bhandari

    On January 17, 2014, IBM announced plans to open 15 new data centers to expand its cloud footprint. Unlike Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google, which built cloud offerings for consumers before...

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    Report AWS Cloud Security

    AWS Takes Important Steps For Securing Cloud Workloads
    February 5, 2014 | Ed Ferrara

    Security to and from the cloud is a hot topic. The notion that cloud technologies should not be used by large enterprises due to security concerns is rapidly fading. Security still ranks as the No....

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Traditional Disaster Recovery Service Providers, Q1 2014

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    January 17, 2014 | Rachel A. Dines

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of traditional disaster recovery service providers, we identified the six most significant service providers — CSC, HP, IBM, Phoenix, Recovery Point Systems,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014

    A Dozen Cloud-Based Resiliency Players Battle It Out For Top Honors
    January 17, 2014 | Rachel A. Dines

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) vendors, we identified the 12 most significant service providers — Axcient, Barracuda Networks, CenturyLink...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Pricing Data Center Services

    Managed DC Services Move From A Dedicated Into A Shared Service Model
    January 14, 2014 | Wolfgang Benkel

    The pricing of managed data center (DC) services, like server and storage management and database administration, is changing rapidly. Decreasing hardware costs, increasing efficiency, and the use...

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    Report Case Study: News UK Transformed Its Data Center To Become More Agile

    December 6, 2013 | Sudhanshu Bhandari

    In the past decade, news media companies have witnessed substantial disruptive changes in their marketplace, spurring them to significantly accelerate their IT transformation initiatives. As we...

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    Report From Singapore To Tokyo: Choosing A Data Center Location In Asia Pacific

    Use A Structured Approach To Select The Site That Best Meets Your Needs
    November 13, 2013 | Masami Kashiwagi

    Asia Pacific-based organizations and multinational corporations (MNCs) entering the region are fueling demand for data center resources, space, and power. A number of factors are accelerating this...

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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 Calculate The ROI Of Data Center Investments

    August 26, 2013 | Rachel A. Dines, Sophia I. Vargas

    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 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 Five Data Center And IT Infrastructure Lessons From The Cloud Giants

    August 15, 2013 | Richard Fichera, James Staten

    Amazon. Salesforce.com. Microsoft. Rackspace. The economics and efficiencies of the world's largest cloud and hosting service providers are an aspiration for some in enterprise IT — but a...

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    Report The Data Center Services Market In Japan, 2013 To 2016

    Providers Must Address Energy Efficiency And Governance To Thrive
    December 4, 2012 | Masami Kashiwagi

    Over the past 18 months, all of the significant data center players in the Japanese market -- telcos, vendors, service providers, and systems integrators (SIs) -- have been aggressively investing...

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

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    Report Managed Hosting: Still Relevant Despite Cloud's Rise

    Managed Hosting Remains A Viable Alternative Or Complement To The Cloud
    November 9, 2012 | Bill Martorelli

    If you've been reading the press, you could be forgiven for assuming that enterprise-class managed hosting would have transitioned entirely to the cloud by now. Yet the pace of managed hosting's...

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    Report Market Overview: Data Center Services In China

    Traditional Market Leaders Must Adapt To A Rapidly Shifting Market
    July 31, 2012 | Gene Cao

    Forrester believes that the explosive growth of emerging data center services like as-a-service and virtual private cloud services over the next three to five years will spark increased demand from...

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    Report The Future Of Telecom: Strategies To Move Off The Endangered Species List

    December 2, 2011 | Dan Bieler

    Telcos are an endangered species; their traditional business model has come undone, and many operators face a downward revenue/earnings/investment spiral. The classic telco position is eroding due...