James Staten

Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

James Staten is a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, providing insights and best-practice use of emerging infrastructure technology and services trends, including cloud computing (IaaS and public and private clouds), strategic rightsourcing, infrastructure consolidation, and application-specific infrastructure optimizations. James is the author of best-practice analysis on maturing your virtualization practices, building a cloud computing consumption strategy, and optimizing website infrastructures for blazing-fast performance.performance. He also advises clients on IT's role in business empowerment and HERO enablement.

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Cloud Courting: Round One

Cloud Courting: Round One

VMware and Citrix want to be your cloud infrastructure provider. The competing virtual infrastructure makers announced dueling cloud initiatives this week aimed at providing xSPs with simple to deploy and buy cloud computing platforms that come from very different angles and may serve to bifurcate the mid to small market service provider space.

September 19, 2008 by in VMWare

Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

It may just be time for enterprise customers to take a serious look at cloud computing. Major announcements in the past few days from Microsoft and Amazon have certainly signaled that the on-demand Internet computing model has staying power.

October 28, 2008 by in Cloud

Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

The benefits of virtualization are quite obvious but when you start to really increase the density of virtual machines in order to maximize utilization suddenly it ain't such a simple proposition. The latest CPUs from AMD and Intel are more than up to the task of running 10-20 or more applications at a time.

November 16, 2008 by in Servers