You may or may not have heard, but Informa, DCK’s parent company, this Wednesday announced an agreement to acquire most of IHS Markit’s telecoms, media, and technology assets. Once the deal is closed (pending regulatory approvals), those assets will become part of the recently created Informa Tech division, which includes DCK.
IHS is a London-based global business information provider. Particularly relevant for DCK readers is the work done by IHS’s Cloud and Data Center analyst team, which has been producing some of the best research in our industry, covering cloud, colocation, compute, storage, networks, uninterruptible power supplies, and more. If you’re a regular DCK reader, you’ve likely come across these experts’ comments in our articles, such as this one about the rate of adoption of OCP hardware in the market.
It’s too early to say exactly what’s in store for DCK as a result of this agreement, but we’re excited to welcome such a deep pool of data center expertise to our family. More to come!