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Driving MSP Cloud Cost Alignment — Rackspace

James Staten October 30, 2018

In today’s world, where the standard cost model for public cloud platform services is per-use, it seems very misaligned that most cloud managed service providers (MSPs) continue to require traditional 12-month-plus contracts. Most of these firms, and more traditional consultancies, that help you leverage and manage public cloud services have kept with standard multiyear contracts […]

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Apptio Moves To Automate Enterprise Tech Optimization

James Staten October 3, 2018

Nearly all CIO organizations struggle to optimize cloud consumption. It’s helpful that there is a growing set of tools to help you learn how to best leverage cloud platform services and how to identify when your use is suboptimal and overly costly. But this guidance would be far more effective if it could give you […]

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Public Cloud Reaches European Mainstream, But Brexit Complicates UK Picture

Paul Miller January 22, 2018

Public cloud platforms owed much of their early success to adoption by startups. With a bright idea, a web browser, a credit card, and no legacy baggage, the public cloud was an obvious place to build and grow a new business. For most enterprises, those early public clouds were a harder sell: If they were […]

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Private Cloud Platforms And Hosting Grow Faster Than Expected

Jennifer Adams November 21, 2017

In the past year, we’ve seen an interesting change in the private cloud space: Cloud platforms and private cloud hosting are gaining share at the expense of private cloud software suites. In Forrester’s latest private cloud forecast update, we have increased our growth rates for both private cloud platforms and hosted private cloud. ForecastView clients […]

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Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

Dave Bartoletti November 7, 2017

It’s already that time of year again: pumpkin spice and predictions for the New Year! Forrester’s Cloud team has been busy gathering, analyzing and prioritizing our predictions for what’s ahead in enterprise cloud computing for 2018. As our 2018 cloud predictions published today, here’s a sneak peek into what we see ahead for the most […]

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A New Forrester Wave Assesses The Market For Hosted Private Cloud In Europe

Paul Miller July 21, 2017

(Photo Credit: justusbluemer Flickr via Compfight cc) Working closely with colleagues in North America and Asia, we just published the third of three related Forrester Waves on Hosted Private Cloud. Lauren Nelson kept all of us on track, and led work on the North American document. Charlie Dai took the lead for the Asia Pacific […]

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Private Cloud Adoption Is Alive And Well

Jennifer Adams October 18, 2016

While public cloud’s hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect opportunities to continue for private cloud solutions. In our recently published Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global) we expect the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% over the 2016-to-2021 period. Private cloud can provide the speed-to-market and […]

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Customer-Obsessed Businesses Driving Infrastructure Transformation

Robert Stroud June 1, 2016

Customers today are hyper-connected and their connectivity is rewriting the rules of business. Access to mobility, social networks, wearable devices, connected cars and hotels managed by robots are rapidly changing the behaviors of how customers engage and purchase. Think how you watch a film, shop or order a taxi. The disruptive power in the hands […]

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Sea Changes in the Industry – A New HP and a New Dell Face Off

Richard Fichera November 9, 2015

The acquisition of EMC by Dell has is generating an immense amount of hype and prose, much of it looking forward at how the merged entity will try and compete in cloud, integrate and rationalize its new product line, and how Dell will pay for it (see Forrester report “Quick Take: Dell Buys EMC, Creating […]

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OpenStack Pushes Local Stories In Tokyo

Paul Miller November 2, 2015

I was in Tokyo last week, for the latest OpenStack Summit. Over 5,000 people joined me from around the world, to discuss this open source cloud project's latest – Liberty – release, to lay the groundwork for next year's Mitaka release, and to highlight stories of successful adoption. Tokyo's Hamarikyu Gardens combine old with new […]

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Rack-Scale Architectures get Real with Intel RSA Introduction

Richard Fichera March 6, 2015

What Is It? We have been watching many variants on efficient packaging of servers for highly scalable workloads for years, including blades, modular servers, and dense HPC rack offerings from multiple vendors, most of the highly effective, and all highly proprietary. With the advent of Facebook’s Open Compute Project, the table was set for a […]

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Global Vendors Should Expand Their Ecosystem In China

Frank Liu November 19, 2014

Back in June, I blogged about why Chinese technology management professionals have started looking more closely at domestic vendors. One reason: a government-led push away from foreign IT vendors that is forcing global vendors to expand their local ecosystem to exploit new service models and improve service delivery. Chinese tech management teams should keep an […]

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As OpenStack Stabilizes Big Questions Remain for the Foundation

Forrester November 6, 2014

At its Paris summit, the OpenStack community celebrated the 10th release of what has become the leading open source Infrastructure as a Service cloud platform software. What stood out about this latest iteration and the progress of its ever-growing ecosystem of vendors, users and service providers was the lack of excitement that comes with maturity. […]

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Dell Introduces FX system - the Shape of Infrastructure to Come?

Richard Fichera November 5, 2014

Dell today announced its new FX system architecture, and I am decidedly impressed. Dell FX is a 2U flexible infrastructure building block that allows infrastructure architects to compose an application-appropriate server and storage infrastructure out of the following set of resources: Multiple choices of server nodes, ranging from multi-core Atom to new Xeon E5 V3 […]

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Microsoft And Dell Change The Private/Hybrid Cloud Game With On-Premise Azure

Richard Fichera October 24, 2014

What was announced? On October 20 at TechEd, Microsoft quietly slipped in what looks like a potential game-changing announcement in the private/hybrid cloud world when they rolled out Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS), an integrated hardware/software system that combines an Azure-consistent on premise cloud with an optimized hardware stack from Dell. Why does it matter? […]

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Grading Our 2014 Cloud Predictions

Forrester October 23, 2014

This time last year, we published our predictions of what would be the major events and changes in enterprise cloud adoption in 2014. In this post, we look back on these prognostications to see which came true, which are still pending and which missed the mark. Look for our 2015 Cloud Predictions in the next […]

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Forrester’s First Report About The Private Cloud Market In China

Frank Liu September 29, 2014

Early next month, Forrester will publish a report on the dynamics of China’s private cloud market. This research demonstrates that Chinese I&O pros have started to leverage the benefits of private cloud — including highly standardized and automated virtual pooling and metered pay-per-use chargeback — to support the digital transformation of traditional business. By using […]

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2014 Server and Data Center Predictions

Richard Fichera December 19, 2013

As the new year looms, thoughts turn once again to our annual reading of the tea leaves, in this case focused on what I see coming in server land. We’ve just published the full report, Predictions for 2014: Servers & Data Centers, but as teaser, here are a few of the major highlights from the […]

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Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014: Cloud Joins the Formal IT Portfolio

James Staten December 4, 2013

In 2013 enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014 we will integrate it into our existing IT portfolios – whether IT likes it or not. The moves by DevOps and line of business aren't going to stop and can't be ignored. So 2014 will be the year IT Ops relents, stops fighting and gets with […]

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Grading our 2013 Cloud Predictions

James Staten November 21, 2013

At this time 12 months ago, we released our predictions for what changes in the market would be brought about by the maturing of cloud computing. Looking back on the year, we can now see that, while the promise of a maturing market was strong, maturity was by no means uniform and thus our predictions […]

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