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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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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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Predictions 2021 Online Event

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

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DDoS Protection Vendors Introduce Welcome Pricing Innovations

David Holmes March 31, 2021
A few weeks back, in our DDoS Wave launch blog, we promised you a whole blog dedicated just to DDoS protection pricing innovations. Forrester recently published “The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021,” in which we evaluated the 11 most significant distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) vendors on the planet. During our research, we found some […]
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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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Google Buys Actifio — Who Knew Backups Were So Juicy?

Brent Ellis December 11, 2020
Last week, Google announced the acquisition of Actifio and plans to integrate Actifio’s technology as a first-party data protection solution akin to Azure Site Recovery. In comparison, AWS’s CloudEndure Disaster Recovery and Azure Site Recovery are more limited in functionality and scope than the capabilities Actifio gives Google. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) plus Actifio could […]
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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Introducing The Forrester Tech Sustainability Framework

Abhijit Sunil August 19, 2020
Get new insight on how your sustainability efforts can help optimize your tech stack and IT strategy.
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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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Troubled Times Test Traditional Tech Titans

Glenn O'Donnell August 13, 2020
Spending on core infrastructure is dropping and the large technology firms will have to rise to the challenge. Find out how long the impact of the pandemic will be.
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Return Of The Sovereign Cloud

Sam Higgins July 29, 2020
A decade ago, I completed the first ever assessment of Australia’s emerging “trusted” or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. I followed this up with a 2010 opinion-editorial calling for improved “cloud computing regulation” in Australia as a model for global oversight of a hugely important market segment. How important? The cloud computing market has become as […]
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How Shell Is Bridging The Technical Skills Gap

Tracy Woo July 14, 2020
There’s been a ton of buzz and activity around my first report, “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” As such, when Shell presented at the IBM Think Digital event earlier this year about reskilling its staff, I was very keen to attend. The key takeaways from this session were: Shell Chief Data and Analytics Officer Frans […]
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020: Looking Beyond The Challenges

Guannan Lu June 9, 2020
Huawei started the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Summit on May 18, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, spoke on the theme of “Huawei: A Year and Beyond” to both look back on a very challenging year for the company and look ahead with a focus on accelerating growth. The US Entity List […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Human Capital Management Suites, Q2 2020

Mark Brandau May 19, 2020
Prior to the pandemic, the majority of global software decision makers were dissatisfied with their existing human capital management (HCM) products and were evaluating other products. With COVID-19, this dissatisfaction is now acute, and digital workforce transformation has accelerated. The right HCM technology to transform your organization’s people and workforce strategies is no longer nice […]
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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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Red Hat’s Marketplace Seeks To Simplify Kubernetes (K8s) Management

Tracy Woo May 11, 2020
The biggest announcement from Red Hat’s Summit virtual event was Red Hat Marketplace, operated by IBM. Building on its existing container orchestration software, OpenShift, Red Hat has created a central software purchasing location for automated deployment to any cloud. Red Hat is positioning its Marketplace as the solution to critical pain points from development, security, […]
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Managing Costs In Azure

Tracy Woo May 8, 2020
Cost management is a topic that consistently comes up in inquiry, regardless of whether the original question was about cost management or about other aspects of cloud strategy. Up until recently, cost management was exclusively served by third-party software offerings. Over the past two years, however, native cloud providers have started to invest in native […]
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Forecasting In Uncertainty: What Q1 2020 Vendor Earnings Tell Us About The Tech Market Outlook

Andrew Bartels May 1, 2020
A detailed analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the high-tech market from Vice President Andrew Bartels.
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Earth Day Insight: The Major Cloud Providers Are Leaders In Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil April 22, 2020
Cloud vendors are leading the way in sustainability initiatives. On Earth Day, I look at some of the key initiatives in the past decade by the leaders in the space.
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Google Helps Users Reduce Google Cloud Costs

Tracy Woo April 20, 2020
Over the past two years, the major native cloud players have launched cloud management product teams focused on improving the visibility, billing, and optimization capabilities available natively. Google has also joined this effort. The company provides customers with cost and billing support via onboarding checklists, how-to guides, billing support specialists, and providing billing account, catalog, […]
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Cloud Players And Research Groups Join The Fight Against COVID-19 With High-Performance Computing

Tracy Woo April 2, 2020
A unique public/private consortium organized by IBM and the Department of Energy is bringing high-performance computing to the COVID-19 fight. Analyst Tracy Woo provides details.
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An Appetizer For My Latest Doc: Mind The Cloud Skills Gap

Tracy Woo March 24, 2020
Last week I published “Mind The Cloud Skills Gap.” I didn’t end that declaration with an exclamation mark, but really, that’s what I feel: excitement! Why? 1) It’s my first Forrester report and 2) The report covers a topic that many clients are asking about: What do we do when we want to build a […]
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AWS Savings Plans: What They Are And Why You Should Care

Tracy Woo March 18, 2020
Last November, Amazon Web Services launched AWS Savings Plans for EC2, Fargate, and Lambda. Unlike what the name may imply, Savings Plans doesn’t mean dollar accrual; rather, it’s a discount plan, where purchasing in bulk leads to cost savings. To participate, the program requires customers to commit to spending a specific dollar amount per hour […]
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