Omdia Market Insight & Member Services

Welcome to the Omdia Market Insight and Member Services Portal. This is a valuable new resource for AFCOM members for accessing market research, surveys, industry reports, infographics, and vendor benchmarking – much of it customized for AFCOM members – to help you better understand the trends, technologies, companies, and policies shaping the data center industry.

Omdia is a global market research firm based in London and owned by AFCOM’s parent company Informa Tech, so AFCOM members will benefit from the combined knowledge and collaboration of our two organizations. The resources provided in this portal are provided by the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice of Omdia, headed by Vladimir Galabov. The team of analysts in the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice have decades of market experience and bring a wealth of knowledge to the AFCOM membership.

Topics covered by the Cloud and Data Center Research team at Omdia include market trends, technology assessments, implementation advice, forecasts, and more. Click here to see how Omdia is connecting the dots across the IT ecosystem.

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CURRENT FEATURED REPORTS 

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.

Data centers: A force for good that is getting even better

Posted on 4/21/2021
As Omdia was developing its 2021 research agenda, sustainability was the most highlighted topic by analysts and clients. This report seeks to frame the topic and provide a first glance at the research perspectives Omdia will highlight this year.

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.

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.

OMDIA Universe: Selecting a Hybrid and Multicloud Management Solution

Posted on 9/23/2020
The Omdia Universe report is not intended to advocate an individual vendor but rather to guide and inform the selection process to ensure all relevant options are considered and evaluated in an efficient manner.

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Other Omdia Research available to AFCOM members include:

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.

Data centers: A force for good that is getting even better

Posted on 4/21/2021
As Omdia was developing its 2021 research agenda, sustainability was the most highlighted topic by analysts and clients. This report seeks to frame the topic and provide a first glance at the research perspectives Omdia will highlight this year.

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.

Open source flexiWAN and Clevernet partner to address the challenge of accelerating WAN traffic

Posted on 2/9/2021
The challenge for many organizations is ensuring that content delivered over the WAN is not acting as a bottleneck on overall application performance.

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.

Covid-19 driven cloud services consumption sets server shipment record for Q2 2020

Posted on 10/30/2020
The global server market recorded the strongest second quarter on record in terms of shipments. A total of 3.4 million servers shipped in the second quarter of 2020, up 39 percent year-over-year, according to Omdia’s latest Data Center Server Equipme

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.

The AIOPs, DevOps and Cloud Management IT Ecosystems & Operations Market Disruptors

Posted on 10/30/2020
The vendor solutions highlighted in this report are focused on addressing different parts of these challenges and demonstrate that while IT ecosystem management is possible, it remains fragmented and the user is responsible to integrate it into a com

Computing from Cloud to Edge

Posted on 9/29/2020

OMDIA Universe: Selecting a Hybrid and Multicloud Management Solution

Posted on 9/23/2020
The Omdia Universe report is not intended to advocate an individual vendor but rather to guide and inform the selection process to ensure all relevant options are considered and evaluated in an efficient manner.

Data Center Compute at the Edge - 2020

Posted on 8/13/2020
Provides a state of the edge computing market with a focus on edge compute hardware and software, use cases, emerging vendors, server designs for edge deployments, and forecasts for data center servers deployed at edge locations.

Omdia Revises Server Revenue Forecast - 2020

Posted on 8/7/2020

Data center switch silicon developments keep the market future-proof

Posted on 8/7/2020

Omdia's Hyperconverged Infrastructure Decision Matrix

Posted on 8/7/2020

COVID-19 impacts uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market

Posted on 8/7/2020