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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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  • Vladimir Galabov | October 18, 2018
    Servers shipped with specialized co-processors for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will make up over 10 percent of global server shipments by 2022, according to the Data Center Server Equipment Market Tracker from IHS Markit.
  • Heidi Adams | October 16, 2018
    Broadband services are the revenue growth engine for cable operators worldwide. In a highly competitive environment where subscriber retention and growth is absolutely critical, cable operators must continue to invest in their access infrastructure to increase speeds and improve the efficiency of their services. Moving forward, DOCSIS 3.1 and Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 (FDX) provide an evolution path to deliver 1G and higher services to the home by leveraging existing coax access infrastructure. The introduction of virtualization in the cable headend, fiber deep initiatives, and distributed access architectures (DAA) are all tools for cable operators to improve the capabilities and economics of delivering these new broadband services.
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  • Liz Cruz | October 16, 2018
    Much has been written about energy efficiency in data centers, but there has been a noticeable lack of quantifiable research on the topic. For this reason, the OCP commissioned IHS Markit to study which efficiency measures companies have already implemented and what they are looking to do in the future.


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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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  • Heidi Adams | October 15, 2018
    The Optical Network Applications Service Provider Survey analyzes the trends and assesses the needs of service providers using emerging optical networking architectures.
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  • Lucas Beran | October 03, 2018
    This topical report provides insight into the market for modular UPS. It includes written analysis of trends, drivers and inhibitors impacting modular UPS adoption. It further quantifies the market for modular UPS by power rating and major region, also providing regional market share.
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  • Liz Cruz | October 03, 2018
    The Open Compute Project (OCP) commissioned IHS Markit to analyze the current and future state of data center energy efficiency in the European market, if and how Open Compute Project equipment plays a role.
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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 Senior Research Director – Cloud & Virtualization, IHS Markit
    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 encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing.
  • 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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