This IDC study asks a fundamental question: Where are the servers, and where will they be in the next five years? It provides a forecast of installed servers in datacenters around the world by datacenter size and datacenter ownership (internal or service provider) and server type. Developments in cloud, mobile, Big Data, and intelligent industries are changing server use case models and deployment densities, thus making effective server design and management critical to business success.
"Leading cloud service providers will soon emerge as the primary adopters and 'distributors' of new server technologies, so it isn't just 'cloud first' for applications and software. It must also be 'cloud first' for hardware." — Richard Villars, VP, IDC's Datacenter and Cloud