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China Quarterly Provincial non-x86 Server Tracker

IDC observes that the China server market is rapidly growing, and the competition is becoming more and more intense. Non-x86 server vendors are now facing the challenge of either expanding the overall server market size or increasing their respective market shares. These vendors need to know how to identify and target business opportunities with the highest potential to remain profitable in this highly competitive and rapidly growing server market. IDC's China Quarterly Provincial non-x86 Server Tracker® is designed to provide vendors with more detailed market segmentations in order to help them better understand the China server market and find new markets to achieve their business targets.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in shipments, factory revenue, and customer revenue.

Core coverage:

  • OS
  • Chip type
  • Size class

Geographic Scope

  • China mainland
  • Geographic coverage of 32 cities by province: North China (Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Shanxi, and Tianjin), East China (Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Zhejiang), Central China (Henan, Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangxi), Northeast China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning), Northwest China (Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, and Xinjiang), Southwest China (Chongqing, Guizhou, Sichuan, Tibet, and Yunnan), and South China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guangzhou, Hainan, and Shenzhen)

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include one year of historical data and an additional five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the country level. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core forecast coverage:

  • OS
  • Chip type
  • Size class


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis with tools such as pivot tables and PowerPoint slides. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Final data tables
  • Final non-x86 server market databook presented in an Excel pivot table format
  • Executive summary

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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Thomas Zhou

Associate Vice President, Enterprise System and Software Research, IDC China