Northamber News

TrendForce Projects Contract Prices of Server DRAM Modules to Increase in Q3

According to DRAMeXchange analyst Mark Liu, server DRAM modules are supporting higher data transfer bandwidths, from 2133MHz and 2400MHz to 2666MHz. In terms of capacity, the mainstream modules have also expanded to 32GB. “Going into the second half of 2017, the growth in the memory content per box for servers and the increase in the market penetration of 32GB product lines are expected to be the main demand drivers,” said Liu. DRAMeXchange projects that the penetration of 32G capacity option in the total server DRAM module shipments will surpass 60% by the end of 2017.

Shortage of server DRAM modules will not ease any time soon as the server market is expected to get hotter in the second half of 2017

Looking at the server market, product orders during the second half of 2017 will be mostly related to the procurement contracts that were made in the year’s first half by data center operators, enterprises and government organizations. Furthermore, a sizable part of this demand will be for servers based on Intel’s Purley platform. The initial shipments of Purley-based servers are expected to mostly go to data centers that will be replacing outdated hardware. As for enterprise servers with Purley solutions, their market releases are mainly scheduled in the first quarter of 2018. The market penetration of high-capacity modules such as 32GB RDIMMs and 64GB LRDIMMs is expected to accelerate with the arrival of Intel’s new platform.

With regard to server DRAM supply, currently memory suppliers’ shipment fulfillment rates have been around 60% to 70% since the start of this year. The market therefore is still in undersupply. At the same time, procurement contracts made during this year’s first half together with the arrivals of Purley-bases servers will keep pushing up demand for server DRAM products – especially high-capacity modules – to the end of the year. On the technology front, the majority share of the server DRAM production is still done using older generations of manufacturing processes. Transitioning to 10nm-class nodes has been a major challenge for the whole industry. Server DRAM suppliers therefore have been fairly cautious in their process migration to ensure product reliability, and volume production of server DRAM using 1x-nm nodes is expected to become mainstream later in 2018.

DRAMeXchange also estimates that global server shipments in the latter half of 2017 will grow by around 10% compared with the first half of the year. In terms of shipment market shares for 2017, the top three server vendors will still be HPE, Dell and Lenovo with a combined global market share of about 40%. Huawei has the highest estimated year-on-year shipment growth for 2017 at almost 30%. Sugon and Inspur are expected to share second place for shipment growth with year-on-year grow rates of both server makers estimated at 15%.

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ScanSnap Cloud developments and usage. Warranty upgrade opportunities

Join us at our next webinar which will focus on ScanSnap Cloud which has now been in the market for 6 months. We will look at the software benefits, the current integrations, and usage amongst our ScanSnap community. There will also be a quick overview of our recently revamped service plans and the opportunity that attaching extended warranty to our Scanner models can offer. Finally we will take a brief look at our latest channel initiatives.


Date and Time

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM BST


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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

60 Days Credit Terms on all our AV & Security brands for june Only

For June we are increasing our support for education resellers by offering 60 days credit terms
for all our AV and Security brands.


We understand the difficulties of getting your invoices paid outside of school term time, to help
we are offering 60 day payment terms to alleviate these cash flow issues.  To take advantage
of these extra flexible credit terms please mention ‘Education60’ when you order.

Call your account manager today on 020 8296 7066

*Our 60 days credit terms are available for all orders where over half the value are the selected Audio Visual & Security
brands and is placed before 30th June 2017.  Orders must be delivered directly to the school/education establishments,
government bodies & county councils. Subject to status.  Terms & conditions apply.

Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Win a Crucial 275GB Solid State Drive - just follow us & retweet!

Here's a chance to win a Crucial 275GB Solid State Drive*.

All you have to do is start following us on twitter @northamberplc and look out for the twitter post below and retweet it.


Find out more about this great performing MX300 drive here. The winner will be announced on 30th June. Good luck!

*Northamber Competition terms and conditions. 

  • The contest will run from midday 1st June 2017 until midday on June 30th 2017.
  • This contest is open to UK IT Resellers only
  • To enter, follow @northamberplc on twitter and retweet the competition post.
  • The winner will be selected at random, by a third party, on June 30th 2017 and must
    • Be following @northamberplc on twitter at that time
    • Have re-tweeted the competition post
    • Be resident of the UK and over 18 years of age
    • Be following from their main twitter account
  • The winner will receive a Crucial MX300 275GB (part number CTSSDM252)
  • The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no cash or other alternative.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted
  • Employees and agents of Northamber plc, Crucial or Micron are excluded from entry
  • Each entrant must enter the draw via Twitter only
  • The winner will be announced on June 30th between 1pm and 5pm
  • The winner’s twitter handle will be included in the winner announcement
  • We will contact the winner via twitter
  • The prize will be mailed to the winner’s UK address
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the promoter’s reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.
  • These terms and conditions and the competition prize draw are governed by English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  • Promoter: Northamber plc, Namber House, David Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 1HS
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Expert report: It’s Time to Move Your Critical Data to SSDs

Storage Specialist Today’s IT professionals are well aware that users expect fast, reliable access to ever-growing amounts of data – from web content, to videos, to business intelligence data and more. Meeting the challenges of this exponential growth is nearly impossible with existing, spinning media storage technology. Hard disk drives (HDDs) have been the standard in data storage for decades, but they can no longer satisfy. They create bottlenecks in data access, they fail to meet the growing demands of higher user expectations, and they consume too much power.

IDC describes a third platform for “IT growth and innovation [as one] built on mobile devices, cloud services, social technologies, and big data.” According to IDC, “The third platform is transforming the IT industry, and solid state drives (SSDs)... are altering the overall storage landscape and making the third platform a reality.”

To read the full report download this PDF click here.

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WatchGuard Security Report

For over a decade, WatchGuard’s Threat Lab (previously the LiveSecurity Threat team) has closely monitored the latest computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises (DEs), and shared our research and analysis with the world via our blog, Secplicity.org.

- The latest Firebox Feed trends and analysis
- Analysis on the top information security (infosec) stories from the quarter
- New Security Research and Discoveries
- Tips to protect your organisation from the latest threats

To read the full report download this PDF Click here

For more on the latest security solutions designed to keep your customers safe – talk to our solutions team on 020 8296 7015.

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eaton UK Data Centre Mobile Tech Days - 19th - 23rd June 2017

What are Data Centre Mobile Tech Days?

Register Now

The Mobile Tech Day is a mobile exhibition, where Eaton presents its solutions, innovation and services for the Data Centre segment. We are coming to a location near you with our Eaton truck, showcasing the value Eaton brings to the power management infrastructure of your business.

What to expect?

  • Experience our complete range of Datacentre products – UPS, LV Switchgear, IPM Infra and more
  • Seminars on latest developments and trends in the sector
  • Discussing your Data Centre business challenges face-to-face with industry specialists


Where and when?

June 19th - Manchester

Manchester City FC Stadium

June 20th - Birmingham

NEC North 11 Car Park

June 22nd - London

Chelsea FC Stadium & Museum

June 23rd - Slough

Eaton Head Office


Full location details and agenda will be provided on registration. Join Eaton on one of the Mobile Tech Days and you will be entered into a draw to WIN a tablet. If you wish to attend, please follow the link below to register your details. The Eaton team look forward to meeting you at one of the Tech Days


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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Northamber Expo'17

We are proud to announce the Northamber Expo’17 event will take place at a ‘soon to be announced’ prestigious Surrey venue on Friday 8th September.

Once again it'll be your chance to:

  • Meet our vendors, see the technology
  • Hear keynotes from industry thought-leaders
  • More to see and learn

Many more details will be announced over the coming weeks. To register click here.

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017