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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon still safely ahead of chasing pack in cloud infrastructure market
Despite Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and Tencent all substantially outpacing the overall market, Amazon is still clearly in front.
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Microsoft
Dell EMC tops the data centre hardware & software market
Spending in the market is on the rise with the usual suspects like Dell EMC, Microsoft, HPE, Huawei, and Cisco at the top.
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Colocation
Hyperscale data centre proliferation boosting colocation market
New data from Synergy shows that if it wasn’t for hyperscalers flexing their muscles, the colocation market would remain relatively flat.
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Hyperscale
Hyperscalers open purse strings wide with big CAPEX jump
The insatiable appetite for data around the world has seen the data centre giants scrambling with huge investments to keep up.
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Unified Communications
Rapid growth in UCaaS market driven by range of vendors
New data from Synergy Research Group paints a pretty picture of the unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) market.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Big cloud providers continue to squeeze out smaller players
Last year saw almost manic growth in revenue for cloud providers as businesses continue to seek the benefits the services can provide.
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Collaboration
Cloud communications turns US$45b collaboration market on its head
It comes as little surprise that cloud is continuing on its disruptive path – this time in the collaboration market.
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Data Centre Operators
New research shows data centre acquisition upsurge
Despite the rise in number of deals, the total value for the year actually fell below the 2017 peak.
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Cloud
Hyperscale data centres surging globally, 132 more on the way
The relentless demand for more data has seen a spike both in the size and number of hyperscale data centres.
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Microsoft
Signs of erosion in Cisco’s IT infrastructure dominance
While still maintaining a significant lead, Cisco finished 2018 with a slightly smaller piece of the pie in the enterprise IT infrastructure market.
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PaaS
Bulk of US$250b cloud market claimed by just nine companies
The top nine vendors in the wide cloud market ecosystem are responsible for well over half of all the revenues.
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Hyperscale
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
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Public Cloud
Data centre infrastructure revenue at all-time high – hybrid cloud the driver
Dell EMC, Microsoft, HPE, and Cisco (among others) are all profiting from a burgeoning market that has no signs of slowing.
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Microsoft
Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.
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Microsoft
AWS top of all four regional public cloud markets around the world
Leading not just at a global level but also at a regional level, AWS is top of the North America, EMEA, APAC, and Latin America markets.
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Microsoft
“Unusual" growth in public cloud infrastructure market - here's why
Public cloud provider spending on data center infrastructure surged forward in 2018's first quarter, the highest growth figure seen in nine quarters.
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Apple
Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
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Microsoft
Cloud boom continues as giants threaten small operators
"Cloud growth in the last two quarters has been quite exceptional."
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Microsoft
Cisco vs. Microsoft: Giants battle for leadership as market reaches all-time high
“We are now having to track 160 different vendors and service providers in order to really understand the market.”
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Public Cloud
Alibaba gives AWS, Microsoft and Google a run for their cloud money
New data from Synergy Research Group has solidified the world’s most dominant cloud providers as Amazon (AWS), Microsoft, Google – and Alibaba.
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Colocation
Just 20 metros generate 59% of worldwide colocation revenue
Across these metros, retail colocation accounted for 72% of Q3 revenues and wholesale 28%.
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Colocation
Data center giants Equinix & Digital Realty make 2017 a record year for M&As
Entering 2018, there are also four additional major deals that have been agreed to but not yet closed that are worth over $2.6 billion.