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  • Lucas Beran | February 07, 2017
    Austin, Texas (February 7, 2017) – Today, Vertiv, previously Emerson Network Power, announced the release of lithium-ion batteries for its three-phase UPS range in North America. As the current top supplier of three-phase UPS in North America, and the second major supplier to introduce lithium-ion batteries in this product range (the first being Schneider Electric), UPS applications appear to be revving up for an energy storage revolution. Despite the benefits lithium-ion batteries offer, including saving space and weighing less, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and easing maintenance, adoption will still prove challenging as safety concerns and a conservative industry will be hesitant to adopt.
  • Stéphane Téral, Michael Howard | February 07, 2017
    In 3G, mobile core was very bulky and complicated. When designing LTE, the 3GPP tackled the complexity by collapsing several functions and simplifying the overall architecture that was renamed evolved packet core (EPC). It was actually Starent Networks, acquired by Cisco in 2009, that pioneered the design of a purpose-built packet core platform from scratch involving more and more software rather than repurposing existing router components to make a GPRS gateway support node (GGSN), paving the way for what is now compact EPC mainstream. Please log in to read the complete insight.
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  • Clifford Grossner | January 30, 2017
    Machine learning (or ML)—where typically the computer is presented with example inputs and their desired outputs in order to learn a general rule that maps inputs to outputs—and analytics—the discovery and interpretation of meaningful patterns in data—capabilities integrated with enterprise and mobile applications are set to bring more innovation, changing how enterprises and service providers will serve their customers. 3 trends have come together to make it possible for enterprises of all sizes to apply analytic techniques to business processes. Please log in to read the complete insight.
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Detailed and accurate coverage of the rack power distribution unit (PDU) and IT rack enclosure markets including analysis of the technology and trends relevant to the wider data center industry
Offers unprecedented intelligence to the wholesale and retail data center markets by providing the most relevant detail and analysis on leasing space, power, cooling, and connectivity from multi-tenant data center providers.
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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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  • Sarah McElroy | January 31, 2017
    The fourth edition of the IHS Data center cooling report features analysis of the chip/server, row/rack, perimeter, air handlers, and containment product markets. The report presents market size estimates and forecasts through 2020 across five strategic segmentations: product type, heat rejection method, sales channel, vertical market, and application.
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  • Clifford Grossner | January 11, 2017
    The Data Center SDN Strategies Service Provider Survey provides insight into how cloud and telecom service provider data centers are evolving for software-defined networks (SDNs).
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  • Heidi Adams | December 13, 2016
    The 100G+ & ROADM Strategies Service Provider Survey analyzes the trends and assesses the needs of service providers using optical transmission and switching equipment.
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  • Heidi Adams | January 23, 2017
    This market tracker provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the 10G, 40G, 100G datacenter optics market.
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  • Lucas Beran | January 19, 2017
    This is a complete update to the UPS hardware market data, forecasts, and vendor shares. It uses 2015 as a base year with historical data for 2014 and forecasts to 2020. Excel data includes user selectable pivot table. PDF with definitions, analysis, and commentary to follow.
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  • Sarah McElroy | January 10, 2017
    The IHS rack power distribution unit tracker features market size estimates across seven strategic segmentations and provides forecasts through 2018. The market is analyzed by product type, form factor, input phase, power rating, geographic region, vertical market, and sales channel.
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  • Icon Associate Director, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure
    Liz Cruz is an Associate Director with IHS Markit and leads its Data Center and Critical Infrastructure research group. She manages a team of analysts producing high-quality market intelligence on data center markets, including power and cooling systems.
  • Icon Director, Healthcare Technology
    Jason dePreaux is a director with IHS Inc., and leads its medical technology market intelligence group. He manages an international team of analysts producing high-quality market data, forecasts, and competitive intelligence on medical devices and healthcare IT.
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