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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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  • Michael Howard | September 06, 2017
    Network traffic is exploding in India, and operators are scrambling to ensure their network capacities are ready for this onslaught. Two significant offerings with unlimited mobile data are particularly responsible for increased mobile broadband usage across India: Google’s WiFi in railroad stations and Reliance Jio’s new network. This Analyst Insight focuses on Jio. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Vladimir Galabov, Clifford Grossner | August 14, 2017
    In June, AMD reentered the data center with a new SoC, demonstrating new record SPECint scores. AMD’s EPYC scored 18% higher than the prior record holder, Intel’s E7 8894 v4 . At the launch event in Austin, Texas, over a dozen server designs were shown from eight server OEMs, including HPE, Dell EMC, and Supermicro. AMD also revealed that Microsoft and Baidu lead the list of first adopters. With a high core count, well suited for virtualization and data analytics workloads, high I/O allowing a direct link to coprocessors, and a competitive price at less than half of Intel’s E7-8890 v4, AMD seems set to take market share in the data center. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Heidi Adams | August 10, 2017
    The pressure is on for the industry to deliver more open and interoperable optical networks. Projects including the Open ROADM Multi-Source Agreement, the Telecom Infra Project’s Open Optical Packet Transport Group, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and Optical Interworking Forum (OIF) are exploring the way forward. However, the question remains whether network operators are ready and willing to trade off performance for openness and interoperability.


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  • July 17, 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 | June 01, 2017
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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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