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 executive director and technology fellow Cliff Grossner. 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.


CURRENT FEATURED REPORTS 

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

Posted on 10/30/2020

Making the Cloud a Commercial Success for Telcos

Posted on 10/30/2020

Computing from Cloud to Edge

Posted on 9/29/2020

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Other Omdia Research available to AFCOM members include:

April 8 | Omdia Webinar - Harnessing streaming data integration to become a data-driven enterprise

Posted on 4/8/2021
Many companies today are turning inward to collect data on their own operations, products, and services, and then using the insights they glean from this data to improve their capabilities. Join this webinar to learn how a modern data architecture ca

Omdia Webinar - The edge: From hype to promise

Posted on 3/25/2021
Operators are keen to push cloud services to the edge to improve the enterprise customer experience. This webinar looks at the edge cloud opportunity from the operator’s perspective, including a discussion of edge cloud applications that promise to b

Omdia Webinar - The Future of Work Starts with Mobility

Posted on 3/23/2021
Remote and mobile working—while accelerated by COVID-19—is here to stay. Watch this webinar to discover how businesses can improve security and employee productivity by implementing new workplace mobility approaches, technologies, and people practice

Omdia Webinar - Managing partner ecosystems for 5G monetization

Posted on 3/17/2021
Join this webinar to learn about monetization opportunities that 5G will bring for B2B2X business models, the IT and business requirements needed to support and manage a complex partner ecosystem and use cases of partner ecosystem management.

Omdia Webinar - Modernize your OSS/BSS with cloud-native IT

Posted on 3/9/2021
Attend this webinar to learn about the drivers and requirements of OSS and BSS modernization. We will explore the cloud-native journey that CSPs need to undertake to deliver on the promise of agility, scalability, and cost efficiency.

Omdia Webinar - Insights & actions to drive agility in the contact center

Posted on 3/4/2021
Attend this webinar to get complimentary planning guidance for 2021. This advice is based on a 2020 enterprise management “never again list” that we compiled from our discussions with contact center managers. We will provide an overview of how new an

Omdia Webinar - Future-forward customer experience: Six telco predictions for 2021

Posted on 2/25/2021
Join us for this webinar during which we will explore the most pertinent advances, trends, and predictions that will impact CX in the telco industry in 2021—and beyond.

Omdia Webinar - What's next for data center firewalls?

Posted on 1/26/2021
Led by Eric Parizo, Omdia Senior Analyst, Cybersecurity Accelerator Join this webinar to learn about the evolution of data center firewall platforms, key architectural and functional changes, the benefits for enterprises, and the most important c

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

Posted on 1/18/2021

Omdia Webinar - Addressing fiber network challenges to deliver 5G

Posted on 12/15/2020
Led by Ian Redpath, Omdia Practice Leader The acceleration and expansion of 5G launches worldwide are driving massive fronthaul requirements. This webinar discusses the industry pain points and lessons learned in fiber deployment and connectivity.

Omdia Webinar - 400G and Beyond: Driving Next Generation Data Centers

Posted on 12/9/2020
Led by Lisa Huff, Omdia Senior Principal Analyst 400G is accelerating the data center evolution. The landscape has started shifting away from 100G as operators realize the need for 400G and upgrade their data centers at speed. Join this webinar to

Omdia Webinar - Unleashing SD-WAN as a Service

Posted on 11/18/2020
Led by Clifford Grossner, Omdia Senior Director, Cloud & Data Centre In recent years, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) has taken off, providing a step up in enterprise networking. What’s next and how does the future enterprise WAN ne

Omdia Webinar - How telcos can monetize their edge-to-cloud services

Posted on 11/1/2020
Led by Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, Enterprise IT, Omdia Discover new opportunities across the fast-growing multi-cloud world and emerging technologies from AI to edge computing. This webinar explores how the telco industry is evolving and deliveri

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

Posted on 10/30/2020

Offload and programmable adapters drive Ethernet adapter revenue surge

Posted on 10/30/2020

Making the Cloud a Commercial Success for Telcos

Posted on 10/30/2020

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

Posted on 10/30/2020

Computing from Cloud to Edge

Posted on 9/29/2020

COVID-19 impacts uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market

Posted on 8/7/2020

Omdia's Hyperconverged Infrastructure Decision Matrix

Posted on 8/7/2020

Omdia Revises Server Revenue Forecast - 2020

Posted on 8/7/2020

Programmable network interface card deployments supercharge the Ethernet adapter market

Posted on 8/7/2020

Data center switch silicon developments keep the market future-proof

Posted on 8/7/2020

COVID-19 derails the IT rack and enclosure market

Posted on 8/7/2020

2020 Trends to Watch - Quantum Computing Technologies

Posted on 8/7/2020