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July And August 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson 6 days ago
Greetings, everyone! Each month, the infrastructure and operations (I&O) team writes incredible research. 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 via inquiry calls […]
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Kubernetes Is Going To Cost You — But Nobody Knows How Much

Lee Sustar August 27, 2021
The biggest barrier to wider Kubernetes (K8s) adoption in the enterprise may not a cumbersome customer resource definition or an incomprehensible service mesh but rather a skeptical CFO waiting for someone to provide them with a price tag for that cloud-native infrastructure. A recent FinOps Foundation survey with 195 respondents — 75% of whom reported […]
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Buy An Integrated DXP Platform, Not Just A Box Of Rocks

Joe Cicman July 21, 2021
Can on-premise digital experience platforms be migrated to the cloud? Learn the five key takeaways from the latest Forrester Wave.
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The Space Wide Web Is Ready To Launch

Phil Brunkard July 12, 2021
The Space Tech Industry Is Looking Up The new space race is truly underway following Richard Branson’s monumental first passenger trip to space, beating Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin passenger flight by more than a week. The Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spacecraft did not pass the so-called Karman line, unlike Jeff Bezos’ plans. It did, however, […]
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Can Kubernetes Navigate Disaster?

Lee Sustar July 12, 2021
Once you have Kubernetes in production, how does that impact your disaster recovery and business continuity planning?
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Invest Now: Your Interoperability Strategy Will Drive Patient Outcomes

Natalie Schibell July 7, 2021
“The first wealth is health.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson These words of perennial wisdom are a compelling reminder that public health is the bedrock for constructing a prosperous economy and nation. This very philosophy beckoned me to the healthcare field as a student and public health professional for the past two decades. My name is […]
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Acquires Zerto, Seeks To Beat IBM At Being IBM, And Dell At Everything

Brent Ellis July 1, 2021
On July 1, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) acquired Zerto for $374 million. Adding Zerto to its product portfolio increases the capabilities of HPE’s GreenLake IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) platform by adding best-of-breed, low-latency copy data management and continuous data protection functionality. Many existing managed service providers (MSPs) already bundle Zerto as their data mover for disaster recovery […]
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How To Master Emerging Technologies In The 2020s

Brian Hopkins June 15, 2021
Will current tech trends recreate the patterns of the 2010s? VP, Principal Analyst Brian Hopkins makes a call and unveils Forrester’s new "recipe" model for analyzing emerging technology.
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Got Kubernetes In Production? Let’s Talk

Lee Sustar June 11, 2021
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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April And May 2021 Research Recap — Cloud And Tech Operations

Lauren Nelson June 11, 2021
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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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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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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