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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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  • Maggie Shillington | August 08, 2018
    Edge has become an exciting buzzword for data center infrastructure manufacturers. However, for suppliers edge deployments the power required and the location of deployment are the most important consideration for product design, not solely if it is an edge deployment or a not. Below is a plotting of edge applications and solutions based on those factors.
  • Heidi Adams | July 30, 2018
    On 23 July 2018, Infinera announced its intent to acquire networking solutions vendor Coriant for $430M in cash and stock. In an increasingly competitive market with escalating R&D costs, scale is a viable strategic path forward for sustaining the investment levels required to deliver differentiated and compelling products and solutions. With the acquisition, Infinera gains significant scale, almost doubling in size in revenue, R&D, investment, and employees. Coriant also brings a needed element of “secret sauce” to Infinera—its expertise in IP routing and multi-layer SDN control and orchestration—which will be important moving forward for addressing applications including metro transport for cable/MSO fiber deep and distributed access architectures (DAA), 5G mobile transport, and data center interconnect (DCI). The combined companies also stand to benefit from stronger purchasing power, economies of scale, and consolidation of common functions. Infinera expects the transaction to close in Q3 2018. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Vladimir Galabov | July 17, 2018
    In 2017, Cavium, Qualcomm, and Applied Micro were all sampling ARM-based SoCs targeted at data center servers. With Applied Micro spinning off its server CPU business to newly founded Ampere Computing and Qualcomm demonstrating no tangible design wins after announcing commercial availability for its Centriq SoC in November 2017, hopes for success of an ARM-based CPU ecosystem moved to Cavium, and in 2017 Cavium kept the design wins and partnership announcements coming. In January, Atos announced Cavium’s ThunderX2 will power its HPC for the EU-funded Mont Blanc project. In March, Cavium announced a partnership with Microsoft and in November revealed designs for a Cavium-powered Project Olympus OCP server. In May, Gigabyte, Ingrasys, and Inventec announced and subsequently launched new servers based on ThunderX2. In June, Penguin announced its Open Compute server lineup will feature a ThunderX2 sku. 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.
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  • Heidi Adams | July 12, 2018
    The Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top optical hardware vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks.
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  • Maggie Shillington | June 05, 2018
    This report presents the macroeconomic forces affecting the data center infrastructure market. It highlights the current economic outlook, the percent of the population with access to the Internet, and forecasted IT spend for several regions. It also includes the outlook for the data center infrastructure market in each region.
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  • Matthias Machowinski, Prachi Nema | April 05, 2018
    The Collaborative Meeting Services Market Report provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the video and web conferencing 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 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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