This IDC study provides a forecast for the high-availability server market for the 2015–2019 period.
Servers that ship with some form of availability built in to provide a resilient infrastructure for mission-critical applications continue to be of vital importance to practically every industry in today's always-on world. However, emerging resilient application designs are allowing applications to survive infrastructure failure.
"We may be entering an era in which some applications can fend for themselves, while the infrastructure they run on is 'expected to fail.' If this trend perseveres, it could have some impact on how resilient we think our infrastructures ought to be," said Peter Rutten, research manager, High-End Server Solutions at IDC.