Highlights the key trends driving the data center interconnect (DCI) and purpose-built DCI optical network equipment segments. The DCI market is projected to reach $5.9 billion by 2025.
The Analyst Team
Ian is the Practice Leader for Omdia’s components, transport and routing practice and is responsible for strategy, client, product, and team development. Managing a team of communications technology professionals, he covers how communications service providers, internet content providers, and enterprises utilize and deploy leading-edge optical networks, components, and routing technologies.
Ian covers the data center interconnect, optical components, and optical networks systems markets. He also conducts custom research and consulting for clients. His team tracks market share for terrestrial and subsea optical networks, mobile xHaul, optical components, and service provider switching and routing vendors, and their latest research initiative is sorting how optical and routed networks will evolve for 5G. Ian is the 2019 winner of the NGON & DCI World People’s Choice Award and is a regular speaker at industry events. Ian received his MBA from Queen's University at Kingston in Canada and a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba.
Senior Principal Analyst
As part of Omdia’s service provider networks, Don covers transport networks with a specific interest in optical networks and service providers switches and routing.
He focuses on optical network systems, disaggregation, and service provider routing. He writes about key developments in Carrier SDN for transport networks as well as open routing and transport.
Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2016, Don worked as a distinguished strategic planner at Fujitsu Network Communications and a network architecture planner at Cincinnati Bell Telephone.
Don holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and he has an MBA from Xavier University.
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