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 

Omdia Universe: Selecting a Cloud Service Provider, 2021-22

Posted on 10/11/2021
Understand how the cloud service providers compare against each other in terms of capability, customer experience, and market impact.

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.

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.

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.

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Other Omdia Research available to AFCOM members include:

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.

Omdia Universe: Selecting a Cloud Service Provider, 2021-22

Posted on 10/11/2021
Understand how the cloud service providers compare against each other in terms of capability, customer experience, and market impact.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.