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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 the data and communication networks deployed by small and medium businesses, enterprises and government organizations. Coverage includes hardware, software, services and component suppliers.

Analyst Insights View All (196)

  • Diane Myers | October 18, 2017
    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks increased 26 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2017, to 30 million seats, and by 2021 are forecast to reach 53 million.
  • Heidi Adams | October 05, 2017
    The European Conference of Optical Components (ECOC) continues to be an annual highlight for optical component suppliers and the academic community to converge for a technical conference and exhibition. Approximately 5,900 people and 325 exhibitors were in attendance at this year’s event in Gothenburg, Sweden. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Heidi Adams | October 03, 2017
    What is the path forward for a North American optical networking company that is determined to be a specialist in a market where the dominant players are now based in China and offer extensive end-to-end solutions portfolios? In Ciena’s case, the plan is pragmatic: continue to innovate, strive to be best in breed, expand only into natural adjacent segments, and be prepared to adapt to emerging consumption models as the market evolves. These were the key messages that came across in a recent Ciena industry analyst event held at their headquarters in Hanover, Maryland. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Global in-depth coverage of data center compute equipment used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers
Total visibility into the entire routing and switching market, including overall equipment market leaders, and the trends and plans of both service providers and enterprises
Global, in-depth coverage of data and communication networks deployed by small and medium businesses, enterprises, and government organizations
Global, in-depth coverage of business communications equipment, software, and services deployed by SMBs and enterprises
Critical insights into the market for optical equipment and components used by service providers, data centers and enterprises for metro as well as core network transport. Includes optical network hardware, optical transport network (OTN) and packet-optical hardware, data center optics, telecom optics and components, 100G+ coherent optical equipment ports and more.
Detailed analysis of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployed in service provider, data center and enterprise networks. Includes data center as well as enterprise SDN hardware and software, carrier SDN hardware, software and services, and NFV hardware.
This service provides comprehensive coverage of the storage market for both component vendors and users of storage devices by examining the significant trends and technologies impacting the industry.


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  • Matthias Machowinski | October 17, 2017
    This report provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the carrier Ethernet equipment market.
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  • Diane Myers | October 03, 2017
    The report provides accurate data and analyses including market size, forecasts, and market trends to help clients make better business decisions in the SIP trunking services market.
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  • Pablo Tomasi | October 03, 2017
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the IHS Smart Cities Intelligence Series. 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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  • Pablo Tomasi | October 20, 2017
    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 | October 05, 2017
    Tracking annual shipments and revenue of disk drives, including HDD, ODD and SSDs.
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  • Richard Webb | September 27, 2017
    This market tracker provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the Ethernet access devices (EADs) market.
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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.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Data Center and Cloud
    Fang Zhang is responsible for research in areas such as Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Optical Disk Drives (ODDs) as well as Storage Area Networks (SAN)...
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