TECH SUPPLIER Dec 2019 - Market Forecast - Doc # US45709019

Worldwide White-Box Server Forecast, 2019–2023

By: Stephen Belanger, Kuba StolarskiResearch Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Ashish NadkarniGroup Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

Table of Contents

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide White-Box Server Spending Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Advice for the Technology Buyer

Market Forecast

Table: Worldwide White-Box Server Spending by Type, 2018–2023 ($B)

Table: Worldwide White-Box and Branded Server Spending, 2018–2023 ($B)

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors



Enterprise Customers


Macroeconomic Slowdown

DRAM Pricing Correction

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

Classification of White-Box Servers and Server-Based Platforms

White-Box Servers for Compute, Storage, and Networking Functions (General Purpose)

Figure: Categorizing SBS into White-Box, ODM+, and Branded Hardware

Table: Classification of Server Tiers and White-Box Qualifications

Server-Based Platforms (Purpose Built)

Figure: White-Box Servers Versus Server-Based Platforms

White-Box Server Infrastructure Usage

Software-Defined Compute and Storage

White-Box Networking and Software-Defined Virtualized Network Functions

Server-Based Networking Hardware Platforms

White-Box Servers for SD VNF and NFVi


Related Research


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