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Case Studies

Our Case Studies profile individual companies that are active in the data center ecosystem, unpacking and analysing their business models, strategies, product and service portfolios and competitive environments. They are an invaluable tool for understanding the evolving strategies of key competitors, customers and major industry players. Case Studies are based on a mixture of quantitative and qualitative research. Among the companies we analyse are equipment and solutions providers, commercial data center service providers and end users.

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Global Switch Case StudySubscription

27 Jun 2016

Global Switch successfully navigated the downturn in the data center industry and positioned itself well to take advantage of a sector that now benefits from strong demand. This demand is being driven by a variety of factors encompassing rising internet usage, growth in global networks, device proliferation, increased bandwidth needs, cloud services, the trend towards outsourcing of IT and mobility. Trends in big data and the Internet of Things will only fuel further growth.

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Google Data Center and Cloud Strategy Subscription

17 May 2016

Data centers are the foundation upon which Google’s web empire is built as its services reside on servers in a data center. As global internet usage and dependence on the company’s services grows so does its data center capacity requirement. As such, Google now owns multiple hyperscale data centers whereas it occupied small colocation spaces a decade ago to drive its popular online services.

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Digital Realty: At The Intersection of Growth and Solution SalesSubscription

11 Dec 2015

Digital Realty is a wholesale colocation provider that operates 190 buildings in 132 properties in 32 metropolitan areas. It operates a total of 21.8m sq. ft. of net rentable space, and has 1.15m sq. ft. of space under active development and 1.3m sq. ft. of space held for development. The majority of its operations are in the U.S.

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Deutsche Telekom's Data Center Strategy: A Necessary Retreat To Move ForwardSubscription

24 Sep 2015

The Deutsche Telekom Data Center Strategy teaser goes here.

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Oracle Corp. Case Study: Current State and OutlookSubscription

23 Jul 2015

Oracle is one of the world’s largest software companies and data center suppliers. It is working to become a more cloud-services focused business – one that’s less dependent on software licenses. DCD Intelligence examines Oracle’s positioning in the market by virtue of a competitive analysis and an examination of the company’s corporate structure as well as acquisitions. This document will benefit Oracle business customers that want suppliers to provide expert technology to underpin ...

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Dell: Company Profile and ProspectsSubscription

8 Apr 2015

Dell will become the largest full-range IT supplier later in 2015, following IBM’s offloads and HP’s decision to split off its PC and printer business to HP Inc. As a private company, it is able to focus more clearly on its customers’ needs. It has become mainly an enterprise supplier over the past few years, though it retains a strong presence in the consumer PC market. 

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Telecity-Interxion The Merger and its ImpactSubscription

6 Mar 2015

On 11 February 2015, European data center operators TelecityGroup plc and Interxion Holdings NV announced their intention to merge, subject to a binding agreement and director, shareholder and regulatory approval. Investors and markets welcomed the news, sending both stocks up over 15% on the day.

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CoreSite - Company Strategy and ProspectsSubscription

5 Jan 2015

CoreSite Realty Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) which operates data centers in eight key markets in the US with more than 2.7m gross sq ft of space, 1.5m sq ft of which is existing data center space. The 17th facility came online in late 2014

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Cisco's Global Cloud StrategySubscription

3 Dec 2014

Founded 30 years ago, Cisco designs and sells software, hardware, networking and communications-technology services. Although the company has made forays into the consumer market, it is best known as a world-leading provider of IP networking equipment, supplying about four-fifths of the infrastructure that powers the Internet. 

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Telehouse - Company Strategy and ProspectsSubscription

23 Oct 2014

Telehouse is a carrier-neutral provider of colocation and managed data center services, operating a network of 42 data centers in 24 cities in 13 countries in Asia,Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America. Expansions in existing markets that are scheduled to open in 2015 and 2016 will take the company’s total footprint to 371,000m2 in 45 data centers.