target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Jul 2022 - Document type: Market Forecast - Doc  Document number: # US49426022

Worldwide Server Operating System Environments Forecast, 2022–2026: The Public Cloud Shifts the OSE Market into Overdrive

By:  Greg Macatee Loading


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This IDC study provides worldwide forecast data for server operating system environments new license shipments, subscriptions, and nonpaid deployments for major platform types from 2021 to 2026, both for S-OSEs and virtualized deployment types. It also provides a revenue forecast for commercial OSE revenue by major platform, which is a key addition to this year’s data set.

"Enterprise investment in the public cloud has driven and will continue to drive growth in the core OSE market as a foundational technology," said Greg Macatee, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies Group at IDC. "We have significantly revised the structure of this year's forecast to best showcase the core OSE dynamics that are at play in the cloud as well as in the overall market. Over the next several years, we expect for the market's opportunity to continue to evolve at a double-digit rate."


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