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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...

  • Report The Software-Defined Data Center Comes Of Age

    October 30, 2017 | Richard Fichera, Chris Gardner

    Traditional data center thinking has ended. Better automation tools, container abstractions, software-defined networks (SDNs), and composable infrastructure have ushered in unprecedented...

  • Report Use An I&O Road Map To Lead I&O Into The Future

    Define A Strategic Plan To Drive Your I&O Transformation
    April 5, 2016 | Jean-Pierre Garbani, Richard Fichera, Wolfgang Benkel

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros must architect, implement, and operate the production engine that supports — and preferably anticipates — the business' various applications and service...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Overview

    October 29, 2015 | Lauren E. Nelson, Richard Fichera

    Forrester has been tracking almost 50 private cloud service providers that deliver products or services to enterprises. This report refreshes Forrester's high-level overview of this landscape for...

  • Report Brief: Harness The Power Of Converged Infrastructure

    Learn From Leading Chinese Firms How To Improve Business Performance With Converged Infrastructure
    July 9, 2015 | Frank Liu

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders in China are striving to build business technology (BT) capabilities to fulfill the requirements of their business peers. Converged infrastructure (CI)...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions

    Pick The Perfect Private Cloud For Your Needs
    June 10, 2015 | Richard Fichera

    This report is the third in a series of market overview reports on private cloud solutions. Part one was an overview and part two concentrated on software-based solutions. This report — part three...

  • Report Simplify And Accelerate Your Infrastructure With Hyperconvergence

    Hyperconverged Systems Will Become The New Standard For Infrastructure-As-A-Service Deployments
    March 18, 2015 | Richard Fichera, Henry Baltazar

    The core infrastructure of enterprises and service providers has become successively more virtualized. However, supporting technologies have failed to keep pace in key places, particularly in the...

  • Report Onboard The Business To Your Cloud Strategy

    January 6, 2015 | James Staten

    It's all too easy for I&O professionals and technology management to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower technology costs and greater operational...

  • Report Hardware Is Dead; Long Live Software

    August 26, 2014 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    Hardware is dead — or, more precisely, it has left center stage. Gone are the days when we debated the merits of CISC (comprehensive instruction set computer) and RISC (reduced instruction set...

  • 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...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q3 2013

    March 14, 2014 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In 2013, Forrester saw a spike in interest in hosted private cloud — adoption nearly doubled within a single year. Hosted private cloud remains one of the least understood core cloud deployment...

  • Report Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Server Virtualization

    March 6, 2014 | Dave Bartoletti

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their engineering teams often ask Forrester two questions about server virtualization: Have we virtualized as many workloads as our peers, and how...

  • 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...

  • Report Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It's Too Late

    Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection
    February 4, 2014 | Rachel A. Dines

    For years, it has been standard practice to back up your critical data. You store several copies locally for operational recovery and send copies off-site (electronically or physically) for...

  • Report Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    January 24, 2014 | Lauren E. Nelson, Richard Fichera

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q3 2013

    December 27, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their teams often ask Forrester for private cloud adoption data to inform their cloud strategy and compare their progress with their...

  • Report Four Common Private Cloud Strategies

    Align Your Expectations With Your Strategy
    October 28, 2013 | Lauren E. Nelson

    From surveys, interviews, and inquiry calls, Forrester is seeing an emergence of four private cloud approaches that are driven by very different strategies and thus have variant scope and results....

  • Report Market Overview: Converged Infrastructure Solutions In 2013, Part 2 Of 2

    The Vendor Landscape Has Matured And Diversified
    September 11, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    Where Forrester's first report on the market for converged infrastructure (CI) solutions focused on the benefits and taxonomy, this second report focuses on the vendor landscape and vendor...

  • Report Market Overview: Converged Infrastructure Solutions In 2013, Part 1 Of 2

    The Benefits And Taxonomy Of Converged Infrastructure Solutions
    September 6, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    The leading IT infrastructure hardware vendors, such as Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), HP, IBM, and Oracle, have offered basic converged infrastructure (CI) solutions for...

  • Report Converged Infrastructure Adoption Is Accelerating In China

    More Enterprises Are Turning To Converged Infrastructures To Fix Decaying Infrastructure And Operations
    August 30, 2013 | Frank Liu

    Many multinational corporations (MNCs) and local firms in China are planning to revamp their existing IT infrastructure to support the demands of rapid growth and the complex applications that can...

  • Report Prepare Your Infrastructure And Operations For 2020 With Tools And Technologies

    Tools And Technology: The I&O Practice Playbook
    July 25, 2013 | Jean-Pierre Garbani

    As more and more business services are provided through cloud and mobile technologies, business users see an opportunity to gain more control over IT, decentralize IT functions, and move from a...

  • Report Five Seismic Forces Reshuffle The Workforce Vendor Ecosystem

    2012 brought a tectonic shift in worker technology requirements. Many more employees now purchase their own devices, bring them to work, and use them to conduct personal and professional activities...

  • Report Strategic Benchmarks 2013: IT Infrastructure

    IT Complexity And Growing Business Demands Orient Infrastructure Priorities Toward Increasing Hardware And Cost Efficiency
    May 8, 2013 | Sophia I. Vargas, Richard Fichera, Dave Bartoletti

    This report provides IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their IT infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and technology adoption to...

  • Report Server And Data Center Predictions For 2013

    March 8, 2013 | Richard Fichera

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives working on data center infrastructure. This report is designed to help you build a road map for 2013. As...

  • Report Unified Communications And Collaboration Is Poised For Growth As Demand Rises

    November 6, 2012 | Henry Dewing, TJ Keitt

    I&O professionals choosing unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions today face a daunting array of solution types, capabilities, and business models. This report outlines a...