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  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Report Market Overview: Disk Libraries, Q1 2012

    Identity Crisis No More: The Backup Market Shifts From Virtual Tape To Treating Disk As Disk In Open Systems Environments
    January 17, 2012 | Rachel A. Dines

    The use of disk in backup environments has been accelerating for several years. We've now reached a point where most infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals are using disk in some way,...

  • Report SSD-Only Storage Challenges The Need For Tiers

    Advanced Data Reduction Brings The Effective Cost Near Parity With Disk
    November 16, 2011 | Andrew Reichman

    Flash-based solid state disk (SSD) is poised to play a big role in enterprise storage due to its high-performance, stateful nature and moderate cost compared with DRAM, but figuring out how to use...

  • 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...

  • Report Computing Futures 2016: How Hardware Advances Will Shift Vendor Prospects

    CPUs, Disks, Sensors, And Displays Change Dramatically In The Next Five Years
    August 24, 2011 | Frank Gillett

    Hardware innovation will continue to roil the tech ecosystem through 2016, forcing vendor strategists at software and services firms to adjust continuously to new hardware capabilities, plus the...

  • Report Develop Your Road Map For Business Technology Resiliency Tools

    June 14, 2011 | Rachel A. Dines

    This report outlines Forrester's solution to help IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders develop their road map of business technology (BT) resiliency tools using Forrester's TechRadar™...

  • Report Demand Insights: The SMB Hardware Infrastructure Market

    SMBs' Plans For Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Form Factors, And Cloud Computing
    April 20, 2011 | Tim Harmon

    Suppliers of infrastructure hardware to small and medium-size business (SMB) buyers are poised for better times, given plans by SMBs to upgrade their software and associated hardware...

  • Report Updated Q4 2010: Market Overview: Backup Software-As-A-Service

    The First Of Many IT Ops-Focused SaaS Offerings
    December 3, 2010 | Rachel A. Dines

    It's been almost two years since we last produced this report, and during that time the vendor landscape has changed considerably; however, one constant remains true: Backup is a struggle for both...

  • Report The Past, Present, And Future Of Replication

    Upgrade Continuity And Recovery With Replication
    August 17, 2010 | Stephanie Balaouras, Rachel A. Dines

    Tape is not dead, and in fact, a large number of companies still rely heavily on tape for disaster recovery (DR). Tape is affordable and removable, but as the requirement to recover IT services...

  • Report IT In India's Power Sector: Emerging Trends And Market Opportunities

    May 1, 2010 | Dane Anderson

    A stable, reliable, and sufficient electricity supply is crucial for any country. However, the power scenario in India has yet to reach desirable standards due to inadequate capacity, high...

  • Report SSD And Tiering Will Alter The Storage Media Mix

    But It Won't Eliminate Disk Drives Any Time Soon
    April 13, 2010 | Andrew Reichman

    Storage management is a complex balancing act of reducing the cost of delivery without jeopardizing the performance and availability of key business applications and data. The advent of flash-based...

  • Report Controlling Storage Cost Amid High Growth

    February 3, 2010 | Stephanie Balaouras, Andrew Reichman

    Storage capacity has been growing fast for the past five years, and an end to the recession is only likely to spur further expansion as projects are re-funded. Recent data shows storage commanding...

  • Report Hardware Spending Plans And Priorities: North American SMBs

    December 12, 2009 | Frank Gillett, Tim Harmon

    Using data from Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Hardware Survey, North America And Europe, Q2 2009, we look at hardware spending plans and priorities for North American SMBs.

  • Report Banking And Insurance Cloud Usage, Risk Perceptions, And Decision-Makers

    December 9, 2009 | Ellen Carney

    Based on the 2009 Business Data Services hardware survey, this is a banking and insurance industry look at cloud computing and cloud storage usage, risk perceptions, and decision-maker data.

  • Report Consolidated Backup Strategies For Remote Sites

    October 30, 2009 | Stephanie Balaouras

    A remote site can be as small as a branch office location with five employees or as large as a regional sales office with 50 employees. Regardless of a company's size, end users are creating and...

  • Report Storage Market Status And Predictions Report

    September 1, 2009 | Bryan Wang, Gene Cao

    This report provides unique market research on storage in China's mid-market, including the market dynamics and trends prevalent in order to enable vendor strategists to address market...

  • Report Use Deduplication To Store More With Less

    Dedupe Your Backups Today, But Plan For Other Environments
    July 10, 2009 | Stephanie Balaouras

    While the cost of disk has declined significantly over the past five years, you still can't call it cheap at thousands of dollars per terabyte (TB). IT professionals struggle to keep up with 30% to...

  • Report The Convenience Quotient Of Consumer Storage And Backup

    July 6, 2009 | Nathan Safran

    The consumer backup and storage space has become increasingly crowded — and sophisticated — over the past 24 months. From burning a DVD to using a full-blown home server, there are a wide variety...

  • Report Inquiry Spotlight: Backup, Q2 2009

    June 26, 2009 | Stephanie Balaouras

    Backup is one of the most critical day-to-day responsibilities for IT operations. You must have a recent backup of your critical data to recover from accidental deletions, system crashes, disk...

  • Report TechRadar™ For I&O Professionals: Green IT 1.0 Technologies, Q2 2009

    Helping IT Ops Professionals Understand And Prioritize Green IT Hardware, Software, And Service Investments
    June 12, 2009 | Doug Washburn

    Green IT is on the rise. Even in the face of a weak economy, twice as many organizations expect to accelerate their green IT plans as expect to slow them down. Why is this? Green IT initiatives are...

  • Report Hardware Tech Marketers Bank On The Small Financial Services Market

    May 6, 2009 | Ellen Carney

    Not too long ago, IT hardware vendors banked on the business they got from financial services industry giants like Morgan Stanley, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and AIG. When the Wall Street bubble...

  • Report Align Green Storage With Overall Efficiency

    Power Savings Benefits Are Limited, But Improved Efficiency Makes Good Sense
    April 17, 2009 | Andrew Reichman

    Storage vendors worldwide have jumped on the "green" bandwagon in their marketing campaigns, but it's hard to determine which technologies move beyond hype and rhetoric to have a real positive...

  • Report IBM's Bid For Sun Is About More Than Just Solaris And Java

    Sun's Innovations Can Improve IBM's Prospects Outside Enterprise Markets
    March 24, 2009 | Frank Gillett

    Vendor strategists are calling Forrester asking what we make of the possibility of IBM buying Sun Microsystems. The conventional wisdom is that IBM wants to capture the Solaris/SPARC customer base...

  • Report SSD "Chips" Away At Spinning Disk

    Options Abound For Application Acceleration Through Memory Use
    December 10, 2008 | Andrew Reichman

    Solid-state disk (SSD) is by no means new technology, but declining costs and reliability improvements of flash storage have reinvigorated the debate on where and how to apply memory to the effort...