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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.

Gain insight into this ever-evolving market with our comprehensive offering of critical intelligence services and focused reports on data center and cloud infrastructure including hardware, software and services.

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  • Clifford Grossner | May 18, 2020
    This report evaluates the impact of social distancing measures and a global recession on cloud and data center equipment, software and services. Implications for revenue growth are presented by market and customer segment along with recommendations for service providers, equipment suppliers, and IT decision makers.
  • Matthias Machowinski | May 15, 2020
    This insight is intended to provide an early glimpse of the state of the (mostly enterprise) networking market and an outlook for the next quarter. COVID-19 has been the dominant topic for the last three months, profoundly impacting how we live our lives. When this crisis began to hit North America and Europe in mid-February, we were in the middle of updating our quarterly market share reporting for 4Q19 and CY19 and our forecasts through 2024 and had little idea of how COVID-19 might affect enterprise networking, if at all. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • April 09, 2020
    There has been a surge of collaborative and communication tool sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. And rightly so: more people should be working remotely anyway. But with lockdown and isolation, we might find that very real human needs cause a backlash against collaboration and remote working.
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Identify opportunities in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) markets. This service features four proprietary trackers that detail global and regional markets for data center and enterprise SDN hardware and software and carrier SDN, SDN and NFV hardware, software and services.
Navigate the cloud enterprise services market with detailed information on services, providers and purchasing officers. This service features an in-depth, global look at off-premises cloud and colocation services, cloud and colocation service providers, and enterprises that use cloud and colocation for IT infrastructure and applications. It covers infrastructure as a service (IaaS), cloud as a service (CaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). It also tracks data center building worldwide and capex spend.
Understand the global market for data center compute equipment. This service features 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 (hyper-converged infrastructure, open compute) and market segment, as well as market shares for key vendors. It also details CPU architecture and adoption of coprocessors for accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Identify opportunities in the global market for data center network equipment. This service undertakes an extensive examination of data center network equipment used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers. It includes data center Ethernet switches, application delivery, and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). It also explores the migration of data center Ethernet switching to edge locations.
Support product planning and procurement strategies with a systematic examination of the data center rack systems market. This service provides detailed intelligence on the markets for rack power distribution units and IT racks and enclosures. Find analysis by product type, power rating, rack dimension, geography, vertical market, sales channel and application. You also receive topical reports on emerging technologies relevant to the data center industry.
Gain unmatched visibility into data center storage equipment, software and strategies. Global, in-depth coverage of data center storage equipment and software-defined storage used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers. It provides segmentation by data organization, host connectivity, array form factor, system type, and market segment.
Gain critical insight into the market for optical networking equipment used by service providers and enterprises. This service features four proprietary trackers that detail global and regional markets for optical network hardware, DCI/packet-optical/OTN switching and transport equipment, data center optics and telecom optics.
Gain a competitive edge in the world’s competitive UPS hardware and service markets. This service offers comprehensive tracking of the UPS hardware and service markets. Factors, including geography, power rating, vertical market, sales channel and service type, help clients better understand the competitive landscape and identify growth opportunities. Topical analysis on developing trends and technologies affords answers to both common and unique questions.


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  • Lucas Beran | May 26, 2020
    This is a complete update to the UPS hardware market data, forecasts, and vendor shares. It uses 2018 as a base year with historical data for 2017 and forecasts to 2023. Excel data includes user selectable pivot table. PDF with definitions, analysis, and commentary.
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  • Clifford Grossner | May 20, 2020
    This market tracker provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, market share, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the data center and enterprise SDN hardware and software market.
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  • Devan Adams, Alan Howard | May 12, 2020
    The Cloud & Colocation Services for IT Infrastructure & Applications Market Tracker provides accurate data and analysis—including worldwide and regional market size, share, five-year forecast analysis, and trends for IaaS, CaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and colocation—to help clients make better business decisions in the cloud and colocation services market.
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  • Icon Research Vice President, Enterprise
    As head of the Enterprise research sector, Bill Morelli manages core strategy, personnel, analysis, and commercial planning for the practice, whose focus areas include artificial intelligence, cloud and data centers, cybersecurity, enterprise IT, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Icon Executive Director & Technology Fellow
    Dr. Cliff Grossner heads the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Associate Director, IoT and Smart Cities
    Liz Cruz manages the IoT and Smart Cities technology research portfolios within Omdia.
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