Data centers are quickly becoming the new nerve centers of organizations. As dependency on them increases, so does the need to reduce costs and increase...
Author - Richard Fichera
Richard is a member of Forrester's Infrastructure & Operations research team and has coverage responsibilities for servers and data center architecture and transformation. Among the core technologies he focuses on are blade and modular servers, converged infrastructure, virtualization and management of virtual data center resources, enterprise cloud infrastructure, and techniques for data center transformation.
Richard recently returned to Forrester after spending four years as director of BladeSystem strategy at Hewlett-Packard. He was responsible for planning future technology products as well as serving as an executive sponsor for large financial service companies; participating in merger and acquisition projects; and serving as a member of HP's Technology Advisory Council team, which solicited input from a group of senior customer representatives. Richard was also a member of the startup team at Egenera, an early blade server and virtualization pioneer.
During his 10-year tenure at Forrester, Richard consulted with many large companies on their technology road maps and strategy, emerging technologies and their role in the organizations, vendor management and selection, and data center migration and transformation.