This week we have several new data points on data center capital spending and the impact of COVID-19. Synergy sees a $1.5 billion boost in enterprise cloud spending in the third quarter of 2020.
More than 373 megawatts of new wholesale data center construction is underway across major markets in the United States, according to a newly-published 2021 market outlook from CBRE.
The COVID19 pandemic is likely to hasten the migration of enterprise IT equipment out of on-premises data centers and into data centers operated by cloud service providers and colocation specialist, according to new data from IDC.
Data Bytes: Pandemic-driven changes in consumer behavior are likely to require more infrastructure, and thus are likely to boost investment in data center and network services.
Synergy Research provides hard numbers on how the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted video conferencing to support the work-from-home economy.
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.”