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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.

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  • January 15, 2019
    In the mid-2000s, Inspur (formerly Langchao) started a multi-year transformation from small software and outsourcing company to server vendor. Microsoft was an early investor, paying $25M for an undisclosed share of the company in 2005. By 2016, Inspur had garnered 5% of global server shipments, growing that to 8% in 2017 and 9% in 2018 (based on 1Q–3Q 2018), showing ambitions to grow in North America. However, even after opening a factory in California in 2015, sales in North America have remained modest with Inspur shipping less than 1% of 2016 and 2017 North American servers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Devan Adams | January 04, 2019
    KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 was held in Seattle, Washington, from 10 to 13 December. Roughly 8K contributors, users, and partners from around the world attended the event. The keynotes featured presentations from Liz Rice, Co-Chair at Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF); Wendy Cartee, Senior Director at VMware; Chris Aniszczyk, VP/COO at CNCF; Lew Tucker, VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Cisco; Arun Gupta, Principal Technologist at Amazon Web Services (AWS); Jason McGee, VP/CTO at IBM Cloud; and several others. There were approximately 180 informational and training sessions primarily focused on containers and the development of other open-source projects for core and edge cloud networks; the event had 187 sponsors this year, compared to 40 during its inaugural year in 2016. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • December 21, 2018
    On 18 December 2018, Cisco announced plans to acquire Luxtera Incorporated, a privately-held semiconductor company focused on silicon photonics (SiP) based solutions, for $660M in cash and equity. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of CY19. Luxtera develops and manufactures silicon photonics–based optical transceivers primarily for interconnecting servers, routers, and switches in hyperscale and enterprise data centers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Comprehensive coverage of data center compute equipment used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers. Coverage includes data center servers and ethernet network adapters by form factor and market segment, as well as market shares for key vendors.
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. Combines coverage from the Service Provider Routing & Switching Intelligence Service and the Enterprise Networks Intelligence Service.
Broad coverage of data and communication networks deployed by small and medium businesses, enterprises, and government organizations. Includes enterprise routers, Ethernet switches, wide local area network (WLAN) equipment and Wi-Fi phones, network monitoring equipment, Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) virtual private network (VPN) services and more.
Timely analysis of the business communications equipment, software and services deployed by small and medium businesses as well as enterprises. Includes enterprise unified communication (UC) and voice equipment, enterprise session border controllers, enterprise telepresence & videoconferencing equipment, business cloud voice over IP (VoIP) and UC services, cloud videoconferencing services and more.
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.
Comprehensive market coverage of equipment deployed by service providers operating data networks, and their plans for emerging technologies as network architectures evolve. Includes carrier Ethernet switches (CES), IP edge and core routers, virtual routers (vRouters), Ethernet access devices (EADs) and Ethernet ports.
Global, in-depth coverage of VoIP and circuit-to-packet migration products, services, operators, vendors and subscribers. Includes trunk media gateways, session border controllers (SBCs), media servers, softswitches and voice application servers.
Full reportage on the storage market for both component vendors and users of storage devices by examining the significant trends and technologies impacting the industry. Analysis provided on all disk drives, including hard disk drives (HDD), optical disk drive (ODD) and solid-state drives (SSD).


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  • Craig Stice | December 31, 2018
    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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  • Michael Howard | December 20, 2018
    The Carrier SDN Strategies Service Provider Survey explores service provider plans and strategies for evaluating and deploying software-defined networks (SDNs).
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  • Michael Howard | December 18, 2018
    The survey explores service provider plans and strategies for evaluating and deploying network functions virtualization (NFV). The study identifies the drivers for this fundamental change in service provider network architecture, the development stages and deployment timing for key use cases, applications, and target network areas.
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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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