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Network function, storage and server virtualization, as well as the growing demand for cloud-based provisioning of enterprise IT solutions—these are disruptive developments radically changing the face of enterprise IT, networking and communication.

Get the complete picture on how the enterprise market will develop as these trends are realized with our broad and deep reportage on data networks and enterprise communication infrastructure deployed by small and medium businesses and government organizations. Coverage encompasses hardware, software and services.

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  • Heidi Adams | December 20, 2019
    On December 11, 2019, Cisco unveiled its strategy for helping service providers to build the networks that will meet the coming challenges and opportunities associated with mass adoption of 5G, IoT and unrelenting growth in bandwidth demand.
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  • Esther Cheh, Timothy Munks | December 18, 2019
    100G coherent ports have been the dominant port rate used in WDM coherent transmission systems for the last seven years. This is now changing rapidly with the availability of 200G and 400G multi-rate technology. 200G port shipments have taken off in 2019, with 3Q19 port shipments up 97% YoY. The move to higher transmission rates is fueled by bandwidth growth. In 3Q18, the ratio of 100G to 200G ports was 2.5 to 1; just three quarters later in 2Q19, it was 1.1 to 1. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Esther Cheh | December 05, 2019
    MEF held the 2019 edition of its annual conference, MEF19, in Los Angeles, California, from 18 to 22 November 2019. There were over 10,00 attendees with more than half at the director and/or executive level. The event covered 35+ key topics, 15 solution proof of concept (PoC) demos, and had more than 100 speakers who focused on a range of topics spanning MEF 3.0 services including SD-WAN, carrier Ethernet, optical transport and IP, an update on MEF’s standardized LSO APIs, and certification program updates among others. MEF has successfully transformed itself into an SD-WAN service standardization body by setting the industry’s first global standard defining SD-WAN services and its service attributes. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Maggie Shillington | January 07, 2020
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the Smart Cities IoT Intelligence Service. These dedicated studies are designed to complement the group’s already extensive research portfolio by providing in-depth analysis on market development at the individual city level. These profiles provide a valuable bench-marking tool for clients active in the global smart cities market.
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  • December 27, 2019
    Offers real-time pricing analysis of the hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) storage markets, as well as commentaries of interesting technologies and products developments.
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  • Craig Stice | December 20, 2019
    Storage Space Market takes a look at HDD manufacturers’ unit shipment history by applications, average HDD capacity, and total capacity shipped and provides forecasts going forward.
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  • December 20, 2019
    The Smart Cities Project Tracker is updated on a quarterly basis, and contains information on approximately 400 smart city projects around the world. All these projects use integrated information and communications technology (ICT) systems to improve efficiency, manage complexity and enhance citizen quality of life, leading to sustainable improvement in city operations.
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  • Craig Stice | December 20, 2019
    Tracking annual shipments and revenue of disk drives, including HDD, ODD and SSDs.
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  • Matthias Machowinski | December 18, 2019
    The Ethernet Switches - Campus vs Data Center Market Database (updated quarterly) provides a view of the Ethernet switch market by deployment application, and includes market size, market share, and forecasts for campus and data center Ethernet switches.
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  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, Storage
    Craig Stice is a senior principal analyst responsible for forecasting and analysis of the storage markets including solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD). Prior to his work in the storage markets, Craig was an analyst covering compute electronics systems at IHS, which included the PC and server industries.
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