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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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  • Matthias Machowinski | March 12, 2018
    Worldwide Ethernet switch revenue grew 2 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017), to $6.7 billion, building off the gains from previous quarters. For the full-year 2017, revenue rose 8 percent, reaching nearly $25 billion—the strongest growth in seven years.
  • Matthias Machowinski | February 15, 2018
    At the end of January, we had the chance to attend Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s (ALE) Connex18 Northern European partner conference, getting an update on the company’s current traction and its plans for the future. After its acquisition by Huaxing and the subsequent new leadership of CEO Jack Chen, ALE implemented a number of changes to put the company on a solid footing and help drive a new direction. ALE had to reduce costs significantly to bring expenses in line with current revenue levels and concluded that process last year. ALE now has 2,100 employees (down from 2,600), 50% of which are located outside of France, and the company has been cash flow positive since April 2017. Because ALE is up against much larger and diversified companies, it must choose carefully how it spends its limited resources. ALE recognizes that its business is going to change significantly in the years to come, moving away from classic telephony (i.e., PBX and UC), which provides some 60% of its revenue today. In as little as three years, ALE expects the majority of new projects to be unrelated to telephony. To maintain and grow revenue in light of these changing market requirements, ALE has reorganized its business around three key principles it believes will drive focus and give purpose to its mission: vertical specialization, cloud opportunities, and mobile and IoT. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Clifford Grossner, Vladimir Galabov | February 13, 2018
    In 2017, AMD changed the market dynamic for entry-level enterprise servers with its EPYC SoC, providing not just healthy competition but also opportunities for new designs utilizing the large number of memory channels and high I/O bandwidth available with EPYC. OEMs like Supermicro, Sugon, and Asus and white box server vendors like Wiwynn, Inventec, Gigabyte, and Tyan quickly backed EPYC, introducing over a dozen server models based on AMD’s SoC in 2H17. CSPs (cloud service providers) also embraced EPYC with Microsoft, Baidu, Tencent and JD.com all adopting EPYC-based servers. Baidu in particular boosted EPYC’s credibility in the market as it implemented a new 1-socket server design that utilizes EPYC’s memory channels and I/O bandwidth. 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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  • March 02, 2018
    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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  • March 01, 2018
    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 | March 01, 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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  • 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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