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Enterprises around the world are increasingly looking to provision their compute power, storage and data by using on-demand services from cloud service providers. This shift, together with the demand to store media and other data, accounts for huge growth in the market for cloud services as well as data center equipment and services.

Gain insight into this ever-evolving market with our comprehensive offering of critical intelligence services and focused reports on data center and cloud infrastructure including hardware, software and services.
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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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  • Timothy Munks | December 02, 2019
    On 25 November 2019, Inphi announced it has started sampling its new Canopus coherent Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which the company claims is the industry’s first merchant 7 nm coherent DSP. The Inphi team focused the Canopus design on lower power dissipation, enabling it to support 400ZR small form factor (SFF) pluggable applications. 400ZR is an important specification as it promises to be the first interoperable coherent optics solution to offer the same faceplate density as pluggable client optics. This provides a nice 400G symmetry for edge routers and switches with 400G line-side connections of up to 120 km. We expect 400ZR transponders will become available in 2H20 and will gain significant market traction with hyperscale operators and some service providers for point-to-point DCI links. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Heidi Adams | November 25, 2019
    Amid a cloudy but not too cold week in Helsinki, Nokia held its 2019 Global Analyst Forum, providing an update on corporate strategy and direction, as well as insights into progress in each of its key business lines. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Navigate the cloud enterprise services market with detailed information on services, providers and purchasing officers. This service features an in-depth, global look at off-premises cloud and colocation services, cloud and colocation service providers, and enterprises that use cloud and colocation for IT infrastructure and applications. It covers infrastructure as a service (IaaS), cloud as a service (CaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). It also tracks data center building worldwide and capex spend.
Understand the global market for data center compute equipment. This service features 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 (hyper-converged infrastructure, open compute) and market segment, as well as market shares for key vendors. It also details CPU architecture and adoption of coprocessors for accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Identify opportunities in the global market for data center network equipment. This service undertakes an extensive examination of data center network equipment used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers. It includes data center Ethernet switches, application delivery (AD), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and storage area network (SAN) equipment. It also provides Ethernet switching purchases by port and market segment and adoption of data plane switching silicon by type.
Support product planning and procurement strategies with a systematic examination of the data center rack systems market. This service provides detailed intelligence on the markets for rack power distribution units and IT racks and enclosures. Find analysis by product type, power rating, rack dimension, geography, vertical market, sales channel and application. You also receive topical reports on emerging technologies relevant to the data center industry.
Gain unmatched visibility into data center storage equipment, software and strategies. Global, in-depth coverage of data center storage equipment and software-defined storage used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers. It provides segmentation by data organization (file, block, object), physical storage technology (disk, flash) and controller port speed.
Gain critical insight into the market for optical networking equipment used by service providers and enterprises. This service features four proprietary trackers that detail global and regional markets for optical network hardware, DCI/packet-optical/OTN switching and transport equipment, data center optics and telecom optics.
Identify opportunities in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) markets. This service features four proprietary trackers that detail global and regional markets for data center and enterprise SDN hardware and software and carrier SDN, SDN and NFV hardware, software and services.
Gain a competitive edge in the world’s competitive UPS hardware and service markets. This service offers comprehensive tracking of the UPS hardware and service markets. Factors, including geography, power rating, vertical market, sales channel and service type, help clients better understand the competitive landscape and identify growth opportunities. Topical analysis on developing trends and technologies affords answers to both common and unique questions.

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  • Heidi Adams, Esther Cheh | December 06, 2019
    The 100G+ Coherent Optical Equipment Ports Market Report provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, share, forecasts, and market trends for ports by optics and applications—to help clients make better business decisions in the 100G+ coherent optical equipment ports market.
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  • Vladimir Galabov | December 04, 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 data center server equipment market.
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  • Devan Adams, Josh Bancroft | December 03, 2019
    The Data Center Network Equipment 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 data center network equipment market.
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  • Icon Executive Director, Enterprise & IT
    Mr. Bill Morelli is the executive responsible for the Enterprise & IT research practice within the technology group at IHS Markit. He leads the team of analysts covering Transformative Technologies, including AI, cloud & virtualization, and IoT among others.
  • Icon Executive Director Research & Technology Fellow, IHS Markit
    Dr. Cliff Grossner heads the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Associate Director, IoT and Smart Cities, IHS Markit
    Liz Cruz manages the IoT and Smart Cities technology research portfolios within IHS Markit.
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