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Lucas Beran

Lucas Beran

Lucas Beran is a principal analyst in the Cloud and Data Center Research practice at IHS Markit in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Beran advises clients on market analysis, product development strategies, marketing initiatives and acquisitions. His research focuses on uninterruptible power supplies in data centers and industrial applications, UPS maintenance, energy storage, and prefabricated modular data centers. Mr. Beran has been quoted in trade journals such as Data Center Knowledge, top tier news outlets such as Bloomberg, and featured in a short 3M sponsored video providing market commentary. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he worked at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. He provided IT support to staff, faculty and students in Copenhagen as well as remote support to the North American office. During his time at DIS, he managed projects most including WiFi quality testing, and deploying new WiFi access points to improve WiFi quality across 14 buildings and student residences; deploying VMware Horizon for staff and student applications. Mr. Beran holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the honors college of Boise State University, United States.

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KVM Switches & Serial Consoles Report - 2019

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SolarEdge acquires UPS supplier Gamatronic, signaling race for PV inverter suppliers to diversify business models

Leading solar inverter supplier SolarEdge announced on May 9, 2018, its intention to acquire Gamatronic, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. This move is a clear indication of SolarEdge’s plans to diversify its business outside of solar, and to expand into new large revenue industries with potential for disruption. This asset purchase agreement will enable SolarEdge to build a presence in the UPS market, which will reach nearly $8 billion globally in 2018.

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Power & Energy Technology
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