The pandemic has boosted sales of hyperscale hardware, especially custom servers and storage from ODM vendors and Open Compute specialist Inspur, according to new data from Synergy Research Group and IDC.
The Ethernet switch market has seen uneven activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, as stronger buying by cloud platforms and service providers was offset by a drop in orders from enterprise customers, according to IDC.
Data Bytes: The Internet performed just fine during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, with “little evidence of systemic network duress, even when traffic shifts and volumes were at their peak,” according to ThousandEyes.
Data Bytes: “Health passports” that indicate COVID-19 status are among the new entries on the Gartner hype cycle, Dell’Oro sees accelerating sales of equipment for 5G radio networks (especially in China).
DataBytes: IDC says investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has remained solid during the COVID-19 pandemic, with growth moderating only slightly during 2020. KPMG sees a similar pause in spending for “emerging technologies.”