IDC Tracker

Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker® greatly enhances clients' ability to respond quickly and effectively to today's dynamic server market. This product provides insight into customer trends by delivering geography-specific market size, market share, and market forecast details across all server segments. This IDC tracker product delivers a quarterly web database that details the performance of the market's individual players, and it answers important product-planning and product-positioning questions.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides the total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurements are in unit shipments, factory revenue, and customer revenue.

Core Coverage

  • Company, vendor, brand, and product brand
  • CPU type: ARM, CISC, EPIC, RISC, and x86
  • Product design: Modular, rack optimized, tower, and large systems
  • Product: Blade, multinode, tower, large systems, and rack optimized
  • Product detail: Blade, custom and standard multinode, tower, large systems, and custom and standard rack optimized
  • OS: Linux, Windows, Unix, i5/OS, z/OS, and so forth
  • Server class: Volume, midrange enterprise, and high-end enterprise by 11 price bands
  • Processor vendor
  • U height and socket capability (1, 2+, 4+, 8+, and 16+)
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, and value

Optional Content Add-Ons

  • x86 server data that is only available by vendor, product design, product, product detail, and socket capability in units and value:
  • x86 server by segments: Education, government, very large business (1,000+), large business (500-999), medium-sized business (100-499), and small business (1-99)
  • x86 servers by channels: Direct and indirect
  • Infrastructure buyer data that is only available only by region (9 regions), vendor (top 15 vendors), and product category in units and value:
  • Server market by infrastructure buyer: Cloud infrastructure/software and digital services, managed services, communications services, and nonservice provider

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan and China (15): Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (7): Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (11): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and rest of LA
  • Middle East and Africa (16): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, rest of Africa, and rest of the Middle East
  • PRC
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. The following lists the deliverables for this tracker. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include three years of historical data, three years of quarterly forecasts, and two years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the worldwide, regional, and country levels. The forecasts in this tracker include the following:

Core Forecast Coverage

  • CPU type: ARM, CISC, EPIC, RISC, and x86
  • Product design: Modular, rack optimized, tower, and large systems
  • Product: Blade, multinode, tower, large systems, and rack optimized
  • Product detail: Blade, custom and standard multinode, tower, large systems, and custom and standard rack optimized
  • OS: Linux, Windows, Unix, i5/OS, z/OS, and so forth
  • Server class: Volume, midrange enterprise, and high-end enterprise by 11 price bands
  • Measurements: Units and value

Optional Forecast Add-Ons

  • x86 server data that is only available by product category in units and value, by segment, and by channel
  • Semiannual installed base forecast coverage for the following technology areas by year, starting from 2012 (as forecasts are updated semiannually and include annualized views for three years of historical data and five years of annual forecasts):
  • CPU type: x86, RISC, EPIC, and CISC
  • Server class: High-end enterprise, midrange enterprise, and volume
  • Product: Blade, multinode, rack optimized, and tower
  • Measurements: Units
Lidice Fernandez

Group Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure Trackers and Americas Data & Analytics Team Lead

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Viranart Chandarasanti

Research Manager, Worldwide Enterprise Trackers

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Leon Kao

Research Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

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Eckhardt Fischer

Senior Research Analyst, European Server Team

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Jiri Helebrand

Senior Research Manager, Servers, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, CEMA

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Masayuki Shimokawabe

Research Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Japan

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Sandeep Nayak

Associate Research Manager

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Oscar Omar Garcia

Senior Analyst, Enterprise, Latin America

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Tarun Bhasin

Research Director, Datacentre Infrastructure

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Sawyet Suo

Research Manager, Enterprise Research

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