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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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Analyst Insights View All (162)

  • December 12, 2017
    Global telecom and IT vendor ZTE Corporation hosted its 2017 Wireless & Services User Congress from October 19 to 20 in Brussels, bringing together more than 100 European operators, several of whom spoke about their 4G and pre-5G mobile projects with ZTE. The event focused on how ZTE is driving commercial deployments of software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), 4G, and, soon, 5G—highlighting the company's mobile hardware and software, service products, and customers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Heidi Adams | November 20, 2017
    Juniper jumped into the open optical line systems market with the introduction of the Juniper Programmable Photonic Layer and the proNX Optical Director. When combined with Juniper’s routing and switching portfolio and the optical transponder products and technology acquired through its 2016 BTI acquisition, the new products allow Juniper to deliver end-to-end packet optical solutions for its data center and routing customers and prospects in the cloud, enterprise, and service provider markets. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Maggie Shillington | November 17, 2017
    The annual IHS Markit Rack Power Distribution Unit Report reveals that the rack PDU market revenue grew 6.1% globally in 2016, an increase over the 5.8% growth seen in 2015.


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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.


Reports View All (68)

  • Integrating the Edge
    Lucas Beran | December 14, 2017
    This report looks at the trends in "next generation" data center deployments, both for centralized cloud and edge data center locations. It addresses how innovation in physical infrastructure aids in creating more efficient data centers for this new era requiring low-latency, highly secure compute and processing.
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  • Heidi Adams | December 07, 2017
    The Optical Equipment Vendor Leadership Service Provider Survey provides critical insight into how service providers evaluate and select optical transmission and switching equipment suppliers.
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  • Maggie Shillington | October 10, 2017
    This report gives a general overview of the use of renewable energy in data centers. It covers the current application of renewable energy in data centers, including a quick survey of how hyperscale data center operators are employing renewable energy.
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  • Clifford Grossner | December 14, 2017
    The Data Center Compute Market Database combines the data from the two market trackers, Data Center Server Equipment and Ethernet Network Adapter Equipment, to provide a total view of the market.
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  • Clifford Grossner | December 14, 2017
    The Data Center & SAN Equipment Market Database combines all equipment in the Data Center Network Equipment and SAN & Converged Data Center Network Equipment Market Trackers, for a total view of the market.
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  • Liz Cruz | December 14, 2017
    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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Presentations View All (5)

  • November 27, 2017
    Quarterly scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the data center network market.
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  • November 22, 2017
    Semi-annually scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the SDN and NFV markets.
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  • Clifford Grossner | November 20, 2017
    Quarterly live conference call and presentation hosted by the lead analyst for all subscribers to provide highlights from all products in this Intelligence Service, including forecasts, surveys, scorecards and insights.
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Analysts View All (9)

  • 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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