Clifford Grossner

Clifford Grossner

Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director responsible  for data center compute and networking, cloud services and SDN research at IHS Markit. He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing, and scientific research. A recognized thought leader, he is also a frequent expert judge for industry and technology innovation awards and an invited speaker at industry conferences and is frequently quoted in  technical publications such as Light Reading, Fierce Telecom, eWeek, Network Computing and Lightwave Online.

Cliff joined IHS  (now IHS Markit) in December 2014, when IHS acquired Infonetics Research where he led the firm's data center networking, cloud and SDN research coverage. During his tenure at Infonetics, Cliff launched the SDN practice  and grew revenue 100%.

Prior to Infonetics, Cliff held a range of senior positions in the information and communications technology industries including heading strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business unit, tenures at Bell Labs, Sesame Networks, NewStep Networks, and Nortel. He has also worked as a research scientist and faculty lecturer at McGill and Concordia universities, specializing in artificial intelligence, distributed computing, and computer architecture.

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy at McGill University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science at Concordia University, both in Montreal, Quebec, Canada  He holds multiple patents in computer networking, networking embedded security and telecommunications applications. 

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Data Center Network Equipment Market Tracker - Regional - Q4 2016

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Enterprise & IT
RESEARCH NOTE - Sales of Branded Bare Metal Switches Hit $23 Million in H1 2016

Following is information and insight from IHS Markit about our H2 2016 Data Center and Enterprise SDN Hardware and Software Biannual Market Tracker, which includes data for the half-year ended June 30, 2016.

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Enterprise & IT Mobile & Telecom
SDN Hardware, Software & Services Market Database - Regional - H2 2016

This database combines data center SDN, enterprise SDN, and carrier SDN data from multiple market trackers to provide a total view of the SDN market.

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Enterprise & IT
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