This IDC study provides a systematic assessment of technologies related to worldwide enterprise server solutions. The IDC TechScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during the short term and the long term.
"The industry is evolving in response both to the technologies favored by hyperscale datacenters and because of software products — including OpenStack, containers, and a move to favor DevOps and modern applications. The end result is that the very nature of enterprise server deployments is changing," said Jed Scaramella, research director, Servers and Datacenters. "The technologies discussed in this study are among those most likely to impact customers' IT investments over the next few years."