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Cloud Acceleration Will Define Next Year’s IT Winners and Losers

Research Question: What will be the fastest growing uses of cloud-based networking services in 2016? Which companies will lead or lag within the highest growth categories? Companies: AKAM, AMZN, ANET, CHKP, CRM, CSCO, CTXS, CUDA, DATA, EMC, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, PANW, QLIK, RAX, SMCI, TDC, VMW, WDAY By: John […]

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Digital Realty Trust Set to Score on Network Interconnection

Research Question: How will Digital Realty Trust’s acquisition of Telx affect the network interconnection and leasing industry? Companies: AAPL, AKAM, AMZN, CONE, CORE, CRM, CSCO, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, GOOG/GOOGL, LVLT, MSFT, ORCL, T, VZ, WIN, ZAYO By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Digital Realty Trust Inc.’s (DLR) $1.89 billion […]

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Pricing Pressure and White Boxes Will Challenge Arista’s Margins and Growth

Research Question: Will threats from white box and branded data switch competitors slow Arista Networks’ growth? Companies: ANET, BRCD, CSCO, EMC, EXTR, HPQ, JNPR, MLNX, SHE:002502, SMCI, TPE:2345, TPE:2382 By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Arista Networks, Inc. (ANET) is likely to suffer declining margins, and slowed growth […]

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Data Storage Industry Quickly Shifting to a Software and Services Model

Research Question: What effect is the introduction of new mass-density, small-form factor storage tied to new processing power and virtualization going to have on traditional storage networking vendors? Companies: AMZN, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, INTC, KRX:005930, MSFT, NTAP, ORCL, SMCI, SNDK, TPE:2382, VMW By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Clients […]

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Kuka’s High Prices Will Limit Its Collaborative Robot Appeal

Research Question: Will Kuka’s reputation for quality overcome the higher price tag for its collaborative robots? Companies: ABB, AMZN, BABA, BIT:FCA/FCAU, GOOG/GOOGL, KUKAY, ROK, SHE:002009, SHE:300024, SIEGY, TER, TPE:2354, TYO:6503, TYO:6506, TYO:6954 Click here to download the report (.pdf) By: Seth Agulnick   Summary of Findings Kuka AG (KUKAY) could struggle in the burgeoning field of […]

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Palo Alto Networks Spends Big to Close Deals in Security War

Research Question: Will spending on IT security products continue to outpace the rate of overall IT spending, or has it peaked for the remainder of 2015? Companies: CHKP, CSCO, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, JNPR, PANW, PFPT, RTN By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary IT security budgets are stretched, and large new […]

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Kuka Whisper

Kuka Whisper

Research Question: Will Kuka’s reputation for quality overcome the higher price tag for its collaborative robots? Report Available: August 27, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows lofty growth forecasts for the industrial robot industry as robots become smarter, smaller and less expensive. Kuka’s LBR iiwa robot is among the newer generation of collaborative robots that are safe and nimble enough to collaborate with […]

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IT Services, Cloud Spending Outpaces 2H15 Product Sales, Including Cisco’s

Research Question: How will spending trends for the second half of the year affect Cisco and other IT hardware-focused vendors? Companies: AMZN, CHKP, CSCO, CVLT, EMC, FEYE, FFIV, FTNT, HPQ, IBM, JNPR, MSFT, NTAP, PANW, SMCI By: John Harrington Click here to download the full report (.pdf)   Summary Hardware sales are slowing for major vendors, […]

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Arista Networks Whisper

Arista Networks Whisper

Research Question: Will threats from white box and branded data switch competitors slow down Arista Networks’ growth? Report Available: August 26, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows ANET receiving jubilant acclamation from Wall Street and is expected to continue taking share from market leader CSCO, however several sources inside the data center switching market believe white box […]

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New Data Storage Options Poised to Change the Industry

Research Question: What effect will very high-speed and far less expensive storage networking gear brought to market by a variety of nontraditional vendors have on the category moving forward? Companies: AMZN, CARB, EMC, GOOG/GOOGL, HPQ, IBM, MLNX, MSFT, NTAP, RHT, SMCI, SNDK, STX, TPE:2382, TYO:6501, TYO:6702, WDC By: John Harrington Click here to download the report […]

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