Cloud Services and Data Center Strategies

Omdia’s Cloud and Data Center Research Practice covers a variety of topics, including cloud, colocation, IT ecosystems, data center compute, storage, networking, physical infrastructure/facilities, backup power, enclosures, and much more. Choose your area of focus and access insights from the experts at Omdia.

  • IT Ecosystem & Operations
  • Cloud Strategies
  • Colocation 
  • IT Infrastructure
    • Data Center Compute
    • Data Center Networking
    • Data Center Storage
    • AI/ML
    • Edge Computing/IoT
    • Cybersecurity
  • Physical Infrastructure/Facilities
    • Backup Power (UPS)
    • IT Enclosures (Racks, Containers)

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The OCP will disrupt semiconductor development

Posted on 11/18/2021
Reflects on the most notable announcements and initiatives at the OCP Summit 2021. The semiconductor innovation was impressive, ranging from software-defined memory to new initiatives for faster networking, AI computing, and liquid cooling in data ce

Data Center Storage Quarterly Analyst Presentation - 2Q21

Posted on 10/13/2021
Presents highlights from the quarter for data center traditional storage and software-defined storage markets, including market growth, category splits, vendor share, and key SDS and external-to-server storage vendor announcements.

DC Networking & Automation Quarterly Analyst Presentation - 2Q21

Posted on 10/6/2021
Presentation from analyst call where we cover big picture events driving the data center networking and automation markets in the long term, specific events that were interesting during the period, and recent report findings.

Cloud & Colocation DC Building Tracker - 2H21 Analysis

Posted on 9/30/2021
Excerpt of report covering data center buildings for top cloud and colocation service providers. Includes data center locations, size in square feet, critical load in kilowatts (kW), new data center capacity construction plans, and industry trends.

Data Center Compute Quarterly Analyst Presentation - 2Q21

Posted on 9/22/2021
Presentation from an interactive call where we cover big-picture events driving the data center compute market in the long-term, specific events that were interesting during the period, and recent report findings.

Smart Grid Ready UPS for an Even More Sustainable Data Center

Posted on 8/13/2021
Smart grid ready UPS and energy storage systems contribute to more efficient and sustainable energy use and to system flexibility, enabling the integration of variable renewable energy resources.

Data Center Risk Assessment: A Decision-making Tool

Posted on 7/22/2021
Risk management is a key aspect of data centers due to their mission-critical nature and our increasing reliance on them. Risk assessment helps us understand the risks that data centers face, enabling strategies and decision-making.

Omdia Universe: Selecting an AIOps Solution, 2021-22

Posted on 7/2/2021
AI is becoming a significant part of many different activities IT perform. AIOps is the application of AI in the IT operational activities. This report assesses 11 of the leading solutions.

Market Landscape: DCIM and Why it is Still Important in a Cloudy World

Posted on 6/28/2021
The infrastructure that supports the delivery of business services holds data that if used correctly can ensure an organization is efficient and environmentally sustainable. This report looks at DCIM and its characteristics.

Data Centers: Energy Consumption is all About Workloads

Posted on 6/11/2021
Omdia highlights the importance of understanding workloads and their management, their impact on energy consumption, the physical environment of data centers, and the formulas to quantify it.

2021 ICT Enterprise Insights in Cloud Computing Report

Posted on 5/12/2021
Omdia’s 2021 IT Enterprise Insights Cloud Computing report, based on interviews with +6,600 senior IT executives, gives IT suppliers the insights they need to identify and capitalize on market opportunities.

Immersion cooling is heating up

Posted on 4/21/2021
It is becoming increasingly likely that we see immersion cooling move into larger scale commercial deployments with more vendors entering the market and large end-users looking to deploy immersion cooling to decrease DC power consumption.

An icy road for Intel amid Grace bombshell

Posted on 4/12/2021
Will Ice Lake be able to compete with AMD’s latest-generation CPU, Milan? More importantly, will Intel’s market position in data center computing change due to the NVIDIA/Arm attack?

Arm v9: The next Arm offensive

Posted on 4/7/2021
Arm’s v9 architecture gives a glimpse of what can be expected in the next 5–10 years. The Omdia prediction that Arm CPUs and Arm-based programmable Ethernet adapters will become mainstream in the data center looks more realistic than ever.

Demand for edge cloud services creates new frenemies

Posted on 3/4/2021
This insight analyzes the impact edge computing is having in the cloud services market. It describes many of the recent significant partnerships between key market players like telcos and CSPs, who have now become industry frenemies.

2021 Trends to Watch: Data Center Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Posted on 3/3/2021
Understanding the environmental impact of is becoming a critical C-Suite activity, and the data center for most organizations represents the biggest contributor to their carbon footprint.

VIDEO - The New Compute Ecosystem

Posted on 1/1/2021
The edge represents a $72 B opportunity. To capitalize on this opportunity, companies will have to overcome the challenge of managing the edge.

Data Center Physical Infrastructure at the Edge - 2020

Posted on 12/24/2020
This analysis covers the edge computing physical infrastructure market with a focus on physical infrastructure hardware and software, use cases, emerging vendors, physical infrastructure designs for edge deployments.

New Compute Ecosystem - From Cloud to Edge Report 2021

Posted on 12/22/2020
Explore the shift to edge, with an in-depth analysis of data center IT and the approach to physical infrastructure. Assess the challenges, opportunities, and understand the equipment needed to support data requirements.

Data Center Networking at the Edge - 2020

Posted on 12/17/2020
The edge is a broad topic and this report focuses on the network aspects of edge computing and use case examples. This report outlines the state of the edge networking market with a focus on networking hardware and software.

The profile of organizations deploying edge is more traditional than you might think

Posted on 12/17/2020
Edge computing is set to grow significantly by 2024, Omdia forecasts 26% of all servers shipped will be for edge use cases. Discover here what technologies organizations adopting edge computing are currently using.

Data Center Storage at the Edge - 2020

Posted on 12/1/2020
Market analysis explores how storage at the edge will evolve. It also examines several use cases and the latest software and hardware solutions being used for edge computing from a storage perspective.

Making the Cloud a Commercial Success for Telcos

Posted on 10/30/2020

Offload and programmable adapters drive Ethernet adapter revenue surge

Posted on 10/30/2020
The total ethernet adapter market hit $585 million in Q2 2020 according to Omdia’s latest Ethernet Network Adapter Equipment Market Tracker.

Data center switch deployments are all about location, location, location

Posted on 10/30/2020
According to Omdia’s Data Center Network Equipment Market Tracker, data center switch port deployments at edge locations are expected to grow at a five-year compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent from 2019-2024.