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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

  • Report Q&A: The Future Of MAID Storage

    September 16, 2008 | Jo Maitland

    Massive array of idle disks (MAID) storage, a technology that radically cuts down on the power consumption of disk drives by spinning them down or off when not in use, has barely made a dent in the...

  • Report Market Overview: File-Based Storage

    NAS Offerings And Other Approaches To Address An Avalanche Of Files
    April 14, 2008 | Andrew Reichman

    Firms must store more and more file data as users generate more office documents and create more rich digital content such as photos, audio files, and video files, and as applications do more with...

  • Report 2008 Trends In Backup And Data Protection

    April 2, 2008 | Stephanie Balaouras

    Backup remains as problematic as ever, but there are several emerging trends in technology and functional convergence that should address some of the biggest challenges: increasing capacities,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Open Systems Virtual Tape Libraries, Q1 2008

    FalconStor, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, And EMC Are The Top Market Leaders
    January 31, 2008 | Stephanie Balaouras

    Forrester evaluated 12 virtual tape library (VTL) vendors across 58 criteria and found that FalconStor Software leads for the completeness of its product offering and strategy. Fujitsu Siemens...

  • Report Will Data Deduplication Finally Make Disk As Cheap As Tape?

    July 23, 2007 | Stephanie Balaouras

    For years, disk vendors have greatly exaggerated the news of tape's demise. While magnetic tape is certainly not a glamorous technology considered critical to C-level executives, it's a mature...

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