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  • Report Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    Benchmarks: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 22, 2018 | Dave Bartoletti

    Enterprise cloud computing adoption accelerated in 2017 and will continue to grow through 2020. Are you ahead of your competitors — or lagging behind the average enterprise? Infrastructure and...

  • Report Embrace Cloud Economics For On-Premises Enterprise Storage

    Business Case: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    October 16, 2018 | Naveen Chhabra

    Public cloud storage isn't a panacea, considering enterprise concerns about privacy, governance, availability, and unpredictable costs, but the basic opex cost model is attractive. Enterprises are...

  • Report Cloud Powers The New Platform Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 12, 2018 | Dave Bartoletti, Liz Herbert

    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,...

  • Report Gauge Your Cloud Maturity

    Assessment: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 5, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    Cloud is no longer an option — it's inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. Drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and...

  • Report Become A Unicorn With Infrastructure-As-Code

    Strategic Plan: The Infrastructure Transformation Playbook
    September 19, 2018 | Chris Gardner

    For digital business models to evolve and succeed, infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams must disrupt their traditional infrastructure architecture strategies with infrastructure-as-code (IaC)....

  • Report The Nuanced World Of Cloud Adoption In Canada

    September 18, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals shouldn't judge North American cloud adoption by the US marketplace alone. Canadian cloud adoption is strong and gaining momentum with the entrance...

  • Report The I&O Pro's Buying Guide For Hybrid Cloud Management

    Despite Close Vendor Scores On The Forrester Wave™, HCM Tools Vary Significantly
    September 13, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Hybrid cloud management (HCM) isn't a new market, but to date, it hasn't been particularly successful. However, this is changing, with new investment from enterprises and vendors alike. As the...

  • Report Adapt Your Governance Framework For Cloud

    Processes: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    August 31, 2018 | Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud adoption continues to accelerate, so businesses must develop standard practices around security, performance, and cost to meet the expectations of internal and external stakeholders....

  • Report Now Tech: Cloud Migration Technology, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Cloud Migration Technology Providers
    August 3, 2018 | Bill Martorelli, Lauren E. Nelson

    You can use cloud migration tools to balance anticipated benefits with costs, deliver high value from a lift-and-shift migration, and complement migration services from firms. But to access these...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    June 8, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 31-criteria evaluation of hybrid cloud management providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — BMC Software, Cisco, CloudHealth Technologies, Embotics, HyperGrid, Micro Focus,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Cost Monitoring And Optimization, Q2 2018

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    May 30, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of cloud cost monitoring and optimization providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Apptio, Cloudability, CloudCheckr, CloudHealth Technologies,...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In Europe, Q2 2018

    In The Age Of Pragmatic Cloud, Customize Strategies To Comply With GDPR
    May 2, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Every enterprise in Europe is rethinking cloud — or should be. As European infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals enter 2018, they're tasked with critiquing the cost efficiency and...

  • Report Emerging Role Profile: Cloud Cost Manager

    The Complexity Of Managing Cloud Spend Has Forged A Role Dedicated To This Challenge
    April 25, 2018 | Sophia I. Vargas

    Cloud cost insights can provide more than just opportunities to reduce spending. Better cost information can shepherd smarter practices, improve performance efficiency, and help scale cloud...

  • Report Top 10 Facts Every Tech Leader Should Know About Hybrid Cloud

    Hybrid Cloud Isn't A Specific Strategy — It's A Sanity Statement
    April 25, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Hybrid cloud is an obvious strategy, and despite cloud migration interest, it's here to stay. Cost of change and compliance are the two biggest proof points for hybrid's continued relevance, but no...

  • Report Smart Cloud Contract Negotiation Strategies

    Business Case: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    April 20, 2018 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    With accelerating usage of the cloud comes the growing need to contract effectively. The apparent simplicity of the cloud in theory masks considerable complexity in practice. Enterprise customers...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Public Cloud In North America, Q2 2018

    Pragmatic Cloud Strategies Provide A Path To Innovation Sustainability
    April 19, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Cloud skills are key for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals, who now have a stronger experience base. But enterprises still struggle to find an approach that reflects their own...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In North America, Q2 2018

    Adoption And Accuracy Increase Despite The Ongoing Migration Craze
    April 19, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    Private cloud adoption in North America has regained momentum over the past year. Whether your organization is seeking a platform to enable developers or a way to optimize existing systems, private...

  • Report Adoption Profile: Private Cloud In Europe, Q2 2018

    Hybrid Cloud Is The Approach That Will Conquer Digital Transformation And GDPR
    April 10, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson

    European enterprises continue to adopt private cloud, despite the strong prevalence in their strategies to migrate to public clouds. In 2017, they sought to optimize these strategies, seeking less...

  • Report The I&O Pro's Guide To Enterprise Open Source Cloud Adoption, Q1 2018

    March 20, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Charles Betz

    Digital transformation often runs on open source software. From the operating system to the latest responsive design framework, many open source technologies are stable and ready for prime time....

  • Report Now Tech: Hybrid Cloud Management, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 41 Hybrid Cloud Management Providers
    March 15, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Sophia I. Vargas

    You can use hybrid cloud management tools to reduce your cloud bill, with performance in mind; gain cloud brokerage insights; and simplify management across platforms. But to access these benefits,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Cloud-Based Dynamic Case Management, Q1 2018

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    March 8, 2018 | Craig Le Clair

    In our 23-criteria evaluation of cloud-based dynamic case management (DCM) providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — AINS, Appian, bpm'online, DST Systems, Eccentex, Hyland, IBM,...

  • Report Technology And Process Lessons From The Cloud Giants

    Large Cloud Providers' Process And Technology Practices Can Transform Your Enterprise Operations
    February 27, 2018 | Richard Fichera

    The economics and efficiencies of the world's largest cloud and hosting service providers are a seemingly unattainable aspiration for enterprise technology teams. You can close this gap if you...

  • Report The Top 10 Facts That Every Tech Leader Should Know About Cloud Standards And Open Source

    February 20, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Charles Betz

    Open source and open standards are two frequently confused topics. In the world of cloud computing, both are important to the modern digital executive. In this report, we define these two topics...

  • Report Develop Cloud Metrics Using The Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    February 14, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Sophia I. Vargas

    Crafting and measuring the right metrics for your cloud strategy is essential for success. But measuring cloud computing in business terms is probably unnatural for your technology team. Leading...

  • Report Refine Your Cloud Maturity Through Continual Assessment

    Continuous Improvement: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 12, 2018 | Lauren E. Nelson, Bill Martorelli

    As infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders consider the next stage in their cloud evolution, Forrester recommends three key measurement and comparison practices: 1) Benchmark cloud adoption...