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How To Master Emerging Technologies In The 2020s

Brian Hopkins 12 hours ago
Social, mobile, big data, and cloud are mainstream. What is next? These technologies helped startups become multibillion-dollar enterprises and led to an AI revival. Today, however, only about one-fourth of AI efforts get past the pilot phase. Is implementing AI in production going to trigger new waves of change? Will the pattern be similar to […]
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Got Kubernetes In Production? Let’s Talk

Lee Sustar 4 days ago
Kubernetes is going mainstream — at least, that’s what we were told at the KubeCon conferences, in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)’s case studies, and via various vendor success stories. But those high-profile use cases are dominated by cloud hyperscalers, software and software-as-a-service providers, tech equipment makers, and telcos. Big banks and other financial […]
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Predictions 2021 Online Event

Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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April And May 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson 4 days ago
Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research (sorry for missing April initially!). As a research director, I get to not only see the final outcome but also all of the work and client insights that went into its creation. For those who know me, I am quick to call these out […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Dr. Suku Nair, SMU AT&T Center For Virtualization

Abhijit Sunil June 2, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil The intersection of how technology platforms are evolving and how it both affects and aids sustainability is a topic that Forrester’s sustainability team is currently studying. We spoke with Dr. Suku Nair, one of the most respected computer scientists in the country. He currently heads the SMU AT&T Center for Virtualization […]
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KubeCon And The (Partial) Emergence Of Enterprise Kubernetes

Lee Sustar May 18, 2021
KubeCon events can be hard to assess. Whether live or virtual, they’ve become a sprawling mix of old-school tech trade show, open source project maintainer meetup, and independent user group. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 was no different. My colleague Brent Ellis led Forrester’s initial appraisal of the online event, noting greater maturity in Kubernetes […]
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Reflecting On KubeCon 2021

Brent Ellis May 7, 2021
Kubernetes has made a huge impact on how businesses deploy applications and how they adopt cloud. This year’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 virtual agenda was very broad, touching almost every aspect of both developer and operations journeys. As Lee Sustar noted in his blog earlier this week, Kubernetes is being used in a variety […]
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Reflecting On Dell Technologies World And The Shift Toward IT As A Service

Brent Ellis May 6, 2021
Dell is in the midst of announcing and defining its IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) platform, named APEX, at Dell Technologies World this week. This shift is a major shake-up to Dell’s business, with the company making organizationwide changes to move from a product-focused vendor to a client-outcomes-based partner. HPE has been on this journey since 2017 and […]
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Predictions 2021 Hub

Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Akamai

Abhijit Sunil April 30, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil In my research pursuit of technology sustainability, I speak with many technology and business leaders around the world about their sustainability initiatives. Occasionally, I encounter someone doing something special in this important business quest. I hope to interview as many of them as I can and share their insights with you. […]
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Kubernetes (K8s): From Orchestration War To Platform Showdown To OS Standard?

Lee Sustar April 28, 2021
The once-hot Mesos open source project had a recent brush with oblivion. How did Kubernetes (K8s) win the orchestration war? And where did Mesos go wrong?
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The ROI of Sustainability: How Green Leads to Green

Abhijit Sunil April 22, 2021
Photo by Abhinav Sunil Why is measuring the impact of your efforts important? Because if you can measure it, you can improve it. Especially if what you measure has profound consequences equally for your business, your professional life, and your personal life. You need a clear strategy not only to measure it, but also to […]
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Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

Phil Brunkard April 22, 2021
Earth Day 2021: A Small Change Makes A Big Difference Ahead of Earth Day 2021, I recently watched the excellent David Attenborough documentary “The Year Earth Changed.” The most encouraging message is that even a small change in our habits can make a big difference to our planet. Within the first weeks of lockdown, with […]
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Meet Your New Public Cloud, Container, And App Modernization Analyst

Lee Sustar April 16, 2021
As of March, I joined Forrester’s infrastructure and operations (I&O) team, covering cloud, containers, and modernization and the wider transition to cloud-native computing and practices. It’s a fascinating time to take on this assignment alongside Forrester analysts whom I’ve long admired. I’m eager to get started. By way of introduction, I’ll start with my current […]
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The CIO In 2020: A Window Of Opportunity Webinar

Learn how to transform your organization with a customer-first mindset while your competitors play wait-and-see this year

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Dell Divests VMware: Investors Cheer While Customers Yawn

Glenn O'Donnell April 15, 2021
When Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC in 2016, it gained a sweetheart of an asset: VMware. More precisely, it gained 80% of VMware, making the software dynamo a mostly autonomous company in the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies just announced the expected spinoff of that 80% ownership, making VMware a fully […]
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Forr The Planet: Sustainability Interview Series — Oracle

Abhijit Sunil March 24, 2021
Read an interview with Rich Kroes, Vice President, Global Sustainability at Oracle about the circular cloud and sustainable technology.
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Push-Down Query Capabilities: Five Questions To Ask Your Cloud BI Provider

Boris Evelson March 8, 2021
Learn how to balance your need for a hybrid environment with the benefits of an elastic cloud-based BI platform.
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Reflections On 2020: Cloud Predictions Versus Reality

Tracy Woo March 1, 2021
This week, we published scores for our 2020 cloud predictions. This is an exercise we do every year to hold us — the prediction-makers — accountable to our predictions. We assess if our predictions came to pass and explicitly call out if we were vague, too aggressive, or just simply wrong. Although we pride ourselves […]
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The Race To Put Cars In The Cloud Is … Confusing

Paul Miller February 15, 2021
Cloud providers and carmakers keep announcing grand partnerships. The reality is more complex and, often, less exciting.
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Why The Service Mesh Should Fade Out Of Sight

David Mooter January 13, 2021
Service meshes need to fade away into the background of development platforms. To understand why, one must first understand the quiet revolution happening with Kubernetes.
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2021年预测:云计算将助力新冠疫情下的恢复工作

Dave Bartoletti January 13, 2021
当你回头看过去15年来开发的公有云,会发现它们似乎是为此次新冠疫情所专门设计,用来应对全球的需求激增。去年发生的新冠疫情让许多企业遭受重创,但云计算也在助力企业逐渐从疫情的混乱中恢复过来。点击“阅读更多”了解Forrester对云计算在2021年助力恢复工作的具体预测。
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Four Levers That Drive Cloud-Native Decision-Making

Jeffrey Hammond January 11, 2021
Happy New Year! As 2020 gives way to 2021, I find my briefing dance card quickly filling up with “YAKS” (Yet Another Kubernetes Solution briefing). It’s to the point where it’s easy to wonder, “Does the market really need, and can it sustain, more than three dozen platform providers?” In some ways it takes me […]
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