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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.

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  • Prachi Nema , Matthias Machowinski | April 17, 2018
    Worldwide revenue for collaborative meeting services (video and web conferencing) grew 10 percent in 2017, totaling $2.5 billion. Growth was driven by the need for better communication tools to bridge geographic divides between employees, partners and customers; the continuing adoption of unified communications; and the shift from in-house infrastructure deployments to a cloud delivery model.
  • Maggie Shillington | April 16, 2018
    In past years, colocation providers would cite space as the primary limiting factor in a data center. However, in recent years that primary limitation has changed to power. More efficient data center power distribution designs are becoming an even more critical element of a data center build or refresh. To support this renewed and growing interest in data center power distribution products, IHS Markit will complete the third edition of their report on this market.
  • Heidi Adams | March 29, 2018
    The market for compact optical data center interconnect (DCI) platforms is the fastest growing segment of the optical equipment market. In our 27 March 2018 DCI, Packet-Optical, and OTN Equipment Market Tracker, the compact DCI transport equipment segment brought in $483M in revenue in 2017, up 205% YoY. Moving forward, IHS Markit predicts this segment will continue to grow at a 5-year CAGR of +27%. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Global, in-depth look into off-premises cloud services, cloud service providers and enterprises that use the cloud for IT infrastructure and applications. Covers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cloud as a Service (CaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
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.
Extensive examination of data center network equipment used by enterprises as well as by cloud and telecom service providers. Includes data center Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, wide area network (WAN) optimization, Ethernet switches sold in data center bundles, storage area network (SAN) equipment and converged data center network equipment.
Detailed intelligence on the markets for rack power distribution units and for IT racks and enclosures. Examines product types, geographies, vertical markets and other key segments. Also includes topical reports on issues relevant to the data center infrastructure industry.
Focused research on the wholesale and retail markets for data centers. Tackles leasing space, power, cooling and connectivity issues from multi-tenant data center providers. Includes a new analysis on the data center locations of the top 145 cloud and colocation service providers.
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.
Covering both UPS hardware and its service and support, provides industry-leading detail and comprehensive analysis across a number of key industry segments.


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  • Clifford Grossner | April 17, 2018
    The Cloud Services for IT Infrastructure & Applications Market Tracker provides accurate data and analysis—including market share, size, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the cloud services market.
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  • Liz Cruz | March 27, 2018
    The excel file contains quarterly and annual multi-tenant data center market statistics, forecasts, and vendor share information. Data is presented in user-selectable pivot table format. The accompanying PDF file contains market highlights, analysis of trends, and information on the...
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  • Heidi Adams | March 26, 2018
    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 OTN and packet-optical hardware market.
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  • Icon Senior Director, IT and Networking
    As Senior Research Director for the IT and Networking group within IHS Technology, Bill manages the core strategy, personnel, research, analysis, and commercial planning for the division. Currently, Bill’s primary focus is Connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Icon Senior Research Director & Advisor, Cloud & Data Center Research Practice
    Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director responsible for data center compute and networking, cloud services and SDN research at IHS Markit. He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing, and scientific research.
  • Icon Associate Director, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure
    Liz is an associate director in the IHS Markit Cloud and Data Center Research Practice and manages syndicated and custom market research reports covering UPS hardware and service, rack power distribution units, IT racks and enclosures, containerized and modular data centers and colocation services.
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