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The Cloud Computing Playbook For 2018

Achieve Cloud Economics For Operations And Services

Confusing cloud definitions and erroneously identified "cloud" solutions impede cloud becoming a staple in your customer-centric technology portfolio. Forrester offers its cloud computing playbook...

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  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Taking The Pulse Of Europe's Cloud

    What CIOs Need To Know About Cloud In Europe As We Enter 2018
    January 22, 2018 | Paul Miller

    Cloud computing is established as a tool in the European CIO's technology toolbox, but the rationale for using cloud continues to evolve. This brief examines both recent moves by major cloud...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The State Of Cloud Migration, Portability, And Interoperability, Q4 2017

    January 5, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Charles Betz

    Applications change over time, but cloud models limit workloads to the initial environment selected. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals strive to break free from this model, but thus...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

    New Private Cloud Options And Even More Public Cloud And SaaS Innovations Will Power Enterprise Transformation In 2018

    After a decade of powering digital transformation in small and medium-size businesses, cloud computing has quickly become a must-have enterprise technology. Cloud's impact has been global, yet...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Demystifying Hybrid Solutions And Architectures

    Hybrid Infrastructure Is A Strategy, Not A Solution — And It's More Than Just Cloud
    October 30, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Digital transformation projects have accelerated the adoption of new technologies and a multitude of cloud services. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face exacerbated challenges...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Azure Stack Sparks The Hybrid Cloud Explosion

    New Forms Of Hybrid Cloud Are About To Radically Alter The Cloud Landscape
    October 30, 2017 | Richard Fichera, Lauren E. Nelson

    In practice, hybrid cloud has underdelivered on the vision of enterprise cloud transparency and fluid management of resources. The long-awaited introduction of Microsoft Azure Stack and the...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 4, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Too many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders still think of cloud as a way to cut costs. Cloud is often cheaper, but its biggest impact is on your organization's speed and ability to flex...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report The Cloud Security Market Grows From $1.5 Billion In 2017 To $3.5 Billion In 2021

    Transitioning On-Premises Workloads To Hybrid Clouds Fuels Demand For Security
    July 6, 2017 | Andras Cser, Jennifer Adams

    As software, infrastructure, and platforms shift to the cloud, ensuring their security is critical. This has led to a new breed of security services that specifically address cloud security...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Hybrid Cloud Is The Foundation For Storage Agility And Economics

    Proper Utilization Of Cloud And Enterprise Storage Will Dictate BT Success
    April 28, 2017 | Richard Fichera

    Hybrid clouds are the future state of compute and storage for enterprises in the age of the customer. Hybrid cloud storage can now blend on-premises storage infrastructure with public and hosted...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud in North America, Q1 2017

    March 22, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud adoption is thriving in North America. With increasing interest in public cloud migration, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about private cloud...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    March 3, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud is alive and well in Europe. With enterprise interest in migration to public cloud increasing, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are concerned about their private...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In North America, Q1 2017

    March 1, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Public cloud is poised to become the ubiquitous platform beneath your digital business. It has long served as a platform for new or redesigned workloads, but over the past year, enterprise leaders...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 3, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas, Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2016 and will do so again in 2017. Are you ahead of your competitors or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report OpenStack's Global Traction Expands For Its Newton Release

    OpenStack Summit And Newton Update, Q4 2016
    December 19, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Frank Liu, Paul Miller

    OpenStack has grown into a de facto standard platform for the private cloud market and now serves as the foundation for public clouds, particularly in Europe and China. This report analyzes the...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions Of Major Service Providers, Q2 2016

    Service providers are relying more upon software assets and intellectual property (IP) when carrying out client engagements. This is certainly true with hybrid cloud management: Providers are...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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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)...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Cloud Computing In China

    These Chinese Startups Will Fuel And Optimize Your Cloud Strategy
    January 25, 2016 | Frank Liu

    As companies in China increasingly adopt cloud and reap its business benefits, they will need more innovative cloud services to help them develop their business technology agenda and drive digital...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016

    January 8, 2016 | Dave Bartoletti

    In Forrester's 32-criteria evaluation of hybrid cloud management solution vendors, we identified 11 significant software providers — BMC Software, Citrix, CliQr Technologies, Dell, Hewlett Packard...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report The Truth Behind Enterprise-Class Cloud

    The Public Cloud Is Ready For The Enterprise; Determine If You Are Too

    The hyperscale public cloud platform providers have steadily improved service reliability, performance, and security to the point where their service levels exceed those of most enterprise data...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report TechRadar™: Cloud Computing, Q4 2015

    November 24, 2015 | Naveen Chhabra

    Cloud service providers are quickly rolling out innovative cloud services, and, for a growing number of enterprises, cloud-first is a preferred strategy. Enterprises are facing more competition...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2016: Automation Drives Growth

    How I&O Pros Will Accelerate BT Agenda Execution With Software-Defined And Agile Everything
    November 19, 2015 | Jean-Pierre Garbani, Amy DeMartine, Wolfgang Benkel

    In 2015, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and their teams laid foundations for and shifted some investment to the business technology (BT) agenda — the to-do list for applying...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2016: The Cloud Accelerates

    Eleven Key Developments For Cloud And What I&O Pros Should Do About Them

    After reaching mainstream acceptance in 2015, cloud will shift into the next gear in 2016. This next stage will focus on expanding cloud use cases and infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Software-Defined Networking Overlay Solutions

    Eight Vendors Help I&O Professionals Solve Hybrid Cloud Or Hybrid WAN Issues, Only One Does Both
    November 3, 2015 | Andre Kindness

    This report lays out the SDN overlay vendor landscape and available solutions. Many solutions seem similar but provide very different benefits and architecture from both emerging and traditional...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: AWS Goes All-In On Public-Cloud Enterprise Apps — Should You?

    New Services Extend AWS's Strong Position In Customer Apps Into The Back Office

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) isn't just for web applications and Internet giants any more. Read this brief to learn about new services and application-migration tools that will help application...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions

    These Rapidly Maturing Solutions Offer Self-Service And Frictionless Governance Across Clouds
    October 22, 2015 | Dave Bartoletti

    Today's digital businesses rely on a growing portfolio of cloud platforms to create and deliver differentiated customer experiences. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros scramble to offer...

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