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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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  • Timothy Munks, Esther Cheh | March 18, 2019
    A plethora of product demonstrations and announcements were made at OFC 2019 in San Diego. The announcements centered on 400GbE for datacom transceivers for data center switches, service provider routers, and client-side interfaces for optical transport equipment, as well as 400G ZR for DCI and ZR+ metro-regional applications. Significant progress was demonstrated in terms of performance, size, and power dissipation, enabling solutions utilizing popular form factors including OSFP and QSFP-DD. Vendors have begun commercial release of 400GbE datacom products, and several vendors are planning to start customer sampling of 400G ZR transceivers in 4Q19. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Timothy Munks | February 22, 2019
    MWC and OFC provide a great opportunity for companies to make new product and technology announcements, and on 20 February 2019, Ciena announced plans for its next-generation coherent optical chipset named WaveLogic 5. WaveLogic 5 will be made available in two variants, covering applications from single span unamplified links through long-haul and subsea networks. The WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) is optimized for performance and flexibility, operating between 200G and 800G per wavelength, while the WaveLogic 5 Nano (WL5n) is optimized for footprint and power dissipation, operating between 100G and 400G per wavelength. Ciena is developing separate DSPs for each platform in parallel using 7 nm silicon for both. It is also employing vertically integrated high speed electro-optic component technology for footprint optimized coherent optics.
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  • Heidi Adams | February 22, 2019
    On 19 February 2019, Infinera revealed the next steps in the evolution of its coherent optical engine technology and provided insight on how its portfolio, including products from its recent acquisition of Coriant, will evolve moving forward. The company also shared its vision for the evolution of access, edge, and core networks.
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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 | March 15, 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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  • Diane Myers | March 15, 2019
    The Unified Comm. (UC) Strategies & Vendor Leadership North America Enterprise Survey analyzes the trends and assesses the needs of enterprises using unified communications.
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  • March 06, 2019
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the IHS Smart Cities 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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  • Vladimir Galabov | March 18, 2019
    The Ethernet Network Adapter Equipment Market Tracker provides accurate data and analyses —including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends— into the market for data center class Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) used to connect servers and storage devices to Ethernet networks.
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  • March 18, 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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  • Heidi Adams | March 14, 2019
    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 service provider routers and switches 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.
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