The 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit was held from March 20 to 21 in San Jose, California, with over 3,000 people in attendance, an audience that has tripled over the last two years. The expo hall was packed with 75 exhibitors ranging from OCP board members Facebook, Intel, and Microsoft to start-up companies like Advanced Data Cooling Technologies, Apstra, Fadu, Innovium, Liqid, Nephos, TidalScale, EdgeCore, Wiwynn, and Wave2Wave. Companies in attendance included industry leading vendors HPE, Dell, Toshiba, Arista, Marvell, Cavium, Nokia, IBM, and Huawei and telecom and cloud providers such as AT&T, Microsoft Azure, Google, and Rackspace. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Cliff heads the cloud and data center research practice at Omdia. He is responsible for research quality and his research focuses on cloud services, IT, and physical data center infrastructure. Cliff has over 25 years’ industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management, and marketing.
Cliff joined Omdia through IHS Markit Technology and Infonetics acquisitions. Previously, he held senior positions in the information and communications technology industries, including strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business and tenures at Bell Labs and Nortel. At McGill and Concordia universities in Canada, he worked as a research scientist and faculty lecturer specializing in AI, distributed computing, and computer architecture. He earned his PhD at McGill University, his Master of Science degree in computer science at Concordia University, and was awarded national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds over 10 patents."
As part of Omdia’s cloud and data center research practice, Vladimir covers disruptive trends in data center compute, such as the shift to cloud computing, as well as innovations in the Ethernet adapter and server markets, the adoption of OCP equipment, and evolving requirements for efficiency, automation, and diversity in compute hardware, software, and silicon.
Previously at Intel, he covered client computing and the data center and IoT markets. There, he served as a long-term coach to the business management group in EMEA, providing expertise in supply chain models, business planning, and revenue forecasting. Vlad contributed to increasing the breadth and depth of Intel's market knowledge in EMEA, introducing an in-depth PC inventory tracking model, improving Intel's market and revenue forecast accuracy, and piloting an actionable IoT market model. As a frequent speaker at conferences, Vlad is quoted in publications including SDxCentral, Light Reading, FierceTelecom, and eWeek. Vlad holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and management from Aston University.
Omdia provides high-value advice on the commercial impact of technology & market changes in telecoms, software and IT services – and has unequalled expertise in advising on where these areas interact.
Senior Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure
Stelyana focuses on mobile infrastructure, VoIP and IMS. She monitors mobile network infrastructure trends and activities, looking at key areas such as mobile operators’ 5G deployments, and developing vendors’ market share and mobile technology forecasts.
Stelyana has more than 15 years of telecommunications industry research and marketing experience. As a former research and analysis manager at Omdia, she led a research operations team that delivered high-quality products, and helped establish the cloud and data center research practice. Prior to joining Omdia in 2011, Stelyana was a business analyst at Hewlett-Packard and a research analyst at Life Science Strategy Group, where she contributed quantitative and qualitative analysis to support strategic business decisions.
Stelyana holds an MBA from San Jose State University, US, and a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in economics, both from Sofia University, Bulgaria.
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