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As public cloud use proliferates, firms are leveraging private cloud solutions to combine the benefits of the cloud with increased security and flexibility.

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Predictions 2020: Cloud Computing Sees New Alliances And New Security Concerns

Dave Bartoletti November 4, 2019
In 2020, the cloud computing market will sees interesting new alliances and face new security concerns. Read Forrester's 2020 cloud predictions to find out more.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini June 12, 2019
FTD Bankruptcy A Lesson For Long-Standing Brands: Don’t Rest On Your Laurels When century-old floral stalwart FTD filed for Chapter 11, it sent shivers through C-suites of venerable brands everywhere. In a growing market, this pioneer should have dominated. It has long offered eCommerce and delivery, features that competitive direct-to-consumer (DTC) upstarts now use to […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini June 4, 2019
As The (Blockchain) World Turns: Part 1 A couple of announcements in particular this week served as a reminder that enterprises and vendors alike remain committed to leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT). Proving the naysayers wrong, TradeLens (the IBM/Maersk global supply chain initiative) welcomed on board two further ocean carriers — CMA CGM and MSC […]
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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Dave Bartoletti April 24, 2019
The cloud ride is accelerating. Cloud vendor innovation pace is off the charts, and revenue is soaring. Take a look at three of our 2019 cloud computing predictions to see where we stand a third of the way through the year.
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The Questions CIOs Need To Be Asking About Their Firm’s Cloud Application Exposure

Andrew Bartels April 9, 2019
 In my tech market forecasts, I am starting to see the intersection of two worrisome trends: Software subscription fees for multitenant SaaS or for single-instance hosted software are rising rapidly, with a growing percentage related to existing software as opposed to new and with a high percentage having fixed annual fees or fees tied to […]
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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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