Enterprise Servers: Technology Markets
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IDC's Enterprise Servers: Technology Markets service provides continuous market data and analysis of the worldwide server market from a supply-side point of view, including volume servers, midrange enterprise systems, high-end enterprise systems, and mainframes. This service also analyzes significant new product introductions and technology trends. The research agenda is designed to be the cornerstone for any company interested in understanding the opportunities in today's worldwide server market.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Worldwide and U.S. server market share and forecasts
  • Converged and integrated systems
  • Cloud and service provider infrastructures
  • Big Data systems
  • Virtualization and its impact on server trends
  • High-availability (HA) and fault-tolerant systems
  • Server form factor analysis
  • Low-power processor (ARM and Atom) servers
  • Worldwide and U.S. server installed base
  • Vendor performance, strategies, and portfolios

Core Research

  • Worldwide Server Market 2012–2018 Forecast
  • Worldwide Modular Server 2012–2018 Forecast
  • Worldwide Server Cloud Computing 2012–2018 Forecast
  • Highly Available Server Market Forecast, 2012–2018
  • Annual Top 10 Predictions for the Enterprise Server Market
  • Worldwide and U.S. Installed Base Forecast
  • Enterprise Server Market Review
  • Worldwide Business Analytics Technology Forecast

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.

Key Questions Answered

  1. What will the impact be from the emergence of converged systems that integrate servers, storage, and network?
  2. As cloud computing matures, how will public and private clouds shape the server market in the future?
  3. What are the next set of trends in server virtualization — virtual sprawl, management, and mobility?
  4. How will emerging server technologies, including low-power processors, impact the industry?
  5. How are distinct server form factor designs evolving to address the unique needs of datacenters?
  6. How will advances in the multicore processors push the x86 server upmarket to address high-end workloads?
  7. What will be the market opportunity associated with clusters and highly available servers?
  8. How is the ODM portion of the server market evolving, and how is that changing the dynamics for other market segments?

Enterprise Server Market Coverage

Source: IDC

Companies Analyzed

IDC's Enterprise Servers: Technology Markets service examines how vendors are positioning themselves to compete in the server market. This service reviews the strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in this market, including:

AMD, Avocent, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Egenera, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LSI, Microsoft, NEC, NetApp, Novell, Oracle, Platform Computing, Quantum, Rackable, Red Hat, SGI, Stratus, Sun Microsystems, Supermicro, Symantec-Veritas, Unisys, Verari, and VMware.

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Meet the Experts More
Al Gillen
Group Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure
Jed Scaramella
Research Director, Servers and Datacenters
Kevin Permenter
Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Systems
Kuba Stolarski
Research Manager; Servers, Virtualization and Workloads