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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In Europe, Q3 2017

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    July 18, 2017 | Paul Miller, Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of hosted private cloud service providers in the European market, we identified the seven most significant — CenturyLink, IBM, Interoute, NTT Communications, OVH,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services In Asia Pacific, Q2 2017

    Datapipe Leads With A Competitive Customer Experience
    June 29, 2017 | Charlie Dai, Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of hosted private cloud service providers in Asia Pacific, we identified the seven most significant ones — CenturyLink, Datapipe, Fujitsu, IBM, NTT Communications,...

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services, North America, Q2 2017

    Virtustream, Rackspace, And Datapipe Lead, Focusing On Moving Up The Stack With Management Services

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of North American hosted private cloud service providers, we identified the nine most significant — CenturyLink, Datapipe, IBM, INAP, NTT DATA, OVH, Rackspace,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud In North America And Europe, Q1 2017

    Hosted Private Cloud Finds A Key Role In Hybrid Strategies And Cloud Migration
    February 16, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Previously off the radar, public cloud migration (e.g., moving existing workloads) became the top infrastructure and operations (I&O) cloud focus in 2016. Although our data confirms this public...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q1 2017

    February 8, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European enterprises adopted public cloud long ago. However, over the past year, the topic of cloud migration has hit the US and European markets. European infrastructure and operations (I&O)...

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    Report Forrester's Preparedness Assessment For Cloud Computing Adoption

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    February 1, 2017 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    In the age of the customer, cloud is no longer an option — it's inevitable. However, cloud strategies differ extensively. Specific drivers, industries, risk adversity, and preparation dictate the...

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    Report Scoring Forrester's 2016 Cloud Predictions

    We Were Spot On For Most, Developing On Others, And Wrong On One
    December 22, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Dave Bartoletti

    Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. In late 2015, we predicted the rise of hybrid cloud managers, the consolidation of cloud vendors, the movement of...

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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

    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...

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    Report Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade

    Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017
    November 2, 2016 | Dave Bartoletti, Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud computing has been one of the most exciting and disruptive forces in the tech market in the past decade. The cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 as enterprises around the world look...

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    Report Refine Your Cloud Maturity Through Continual Assessment

    Continuous Improvement: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 21, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders plan to refresh their strategies to determine the next stage in their cloud evolution, Forrester recommends three key measurement and comparison...

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    Report Brief: Don't Let Capex-Based Budgets Dampen Your Cloud Plans

    Build The Case For Your Capex-Focused Industry To Embrace Opex
    October 18, 2016 | Sophia I. Vargas, Lauren E. Nelson

    The business technology (BT) shift toward cloud and external services has begun, moving costs from capital expenditures (capex) to operating expenditures (opex). This can be a fundamental...

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    Report The State Of Cloud Platform Standards, Q4 2016

    Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice
    October 14, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Without...

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    Report Q&A: Understanding Private Clouds That Failed

    Identifying Commonalities Of Unsuccessful Private Clouds
    September 6, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    It's hard to get private cloud right. Forrester has lamented its lack of success for years, pointing out how few private cloud environments met basic functionality requirements. But infrastructure...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Hosted Private Cloud, Q3 2016

    This Cloud Model Brings Both Temporary And Persistent Customer Benefits
    August 24, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals wisely continue to adopt cloud for their business technology agendas. Cloud purists concentrate primarily on public services, and cloud skeptics...

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    Report Pulling The Curtain Back On Neutron, OpenStack's Cloud Networking Module

    Explore And Balance Neutron's Good And Bad Aspects For Your Cloud
    July 22, 2016 | Andre Kindness, Lauren E. Nelson

    Skeptics once shunned OpenStack's maligned Neutron cloud networking module in favor of other network virtualization solutions. Over the past two years, the OpenStack community has doubled down on...

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    Report Quick Take: Cloud Foundry Summit, Q2 2016

    May 26, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Enterprise private cloud strategies are shifting to focus on developers — not optimized infrastructure. Developer productivity at scale demands user ease, multicloud platform support and...

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    Report Your Three-Step Guide To Planning Cloud Migration

    Road Map: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    May 11, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud migration has exploded in popularity since General Electric's (GE's) flashy keynote at Amazon Web Service's (AWS's) re:Invent in September 2015. GE claims to be migrating all workloads not...

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    Report Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2016

    Mitaka Summit Quantifies Enterprise Adoption And Focuses On Usability
    May 2, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson, Paul Miller

    Cloud computing is a linchpin of a digital business. While the major public cloud providers have their own proprietary platforms, hybrid services that include private cloud favor the OpenStack...

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    Report Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation

    CIOs Need To Embrace Open Source Software To Drive Change
    April 25, 2016 | Paul Miller, Lauren E. Nelson

    Open source is not just of interest to researchers, startups, or small businesses. The modern enterprise embraces open source capabilities to accelerate its digital transformation efforts, and open...

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Private Cloud Software Solutions, Q2 2016

    Varied Building Blocks Lay The Foundation, But It's Up To You To Make It A True Private Cloud
    April 12, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Enterprises turn to the private cloud market for fast provisioning of resources, delivering public cloud-like capabilities internally. However, this market comprises more than one category of...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud, North America, Q1 2016

    March 23, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Developer adoption of public cloud is a no-brainer. Adoption rises steadily each year, but infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros are split on whether it will replace traditional hosting options...

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    Report Adoption Profile: Hosted Private Cloud, North America And Europe, Q1 2016

    March 2, 2016 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Hosted private cloud takes characteristics from both internal private environments and public cloud to create a third infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) deployment model. Despite its later entry,...

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