This IDC study presents the server installed base from 2005 to 2016 broken down into U.S. and worldwide market segments. In addition, data is provided by size class, operating system, price band, form factor, and chip architecture.
By analyzing the data, the reader should be able to answer the following questions:
- How many systems are being retired per year and do I have the right products to satisfy that demand?
- What will be the affects of virtualization and consolidation on shipment rates and the installed base?
- What hardware platforms are declining and vulnerable that I can capture new business from my competitors with my product offerings?
"The steady, strong increase in the number of servers installed has slowed down, and while it is still increasing each year over the forecast period, it is now predominantly made up of x86-based systems," said Lloyd Cohen, director, Worldwide Market Analysis. The increased usage of virtualization and server consolidation through the use of multicore processors is reducing the number of servers required in an IT infrastructure on the one hand, while the demand for big data is driving the need for additional servers."
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