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Worldwide Semiannual Server Tracker: Workloads

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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Server Tracker: Workloads leverages IDC's Server and Cloud IT Infrastructure Trackers for the core infrastructure sizing and forecasting attributes underpinning the workloads model across four main deployment scenarios. IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Server Tracker: Workloads provides insight on how 18 workloads are deployed and consumed in the server market and what the projections are for future deployments. Workload trends are presented by geography-specific deployment, location, and OS across all attributes as well as five-year forecast.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. All optional content add-ons are delivered only via Excel pivot table and in a separate pivot for each attribute. Measurement for this tracker is in units, vendor revenue, and value for historical data. Forecast is only available in units and value.

Core Coverage

  • Region
  • Company/vendor (9 vendors + ODM and others)
  • Product category: x86, non-x86
  • CPU type: x86, ARM, EPIC, RISC, CISC
  • Product: Blade, multinode, rack optimized, large system, tower
  • Socket capability: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16+
  • OS: Linux, Windows, Unix, z/OS, others
  • Deployment model: cloud, traditional
  • Location: on-premises, off-premises
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, value
  • Workload category/workloads: 7 categories with 18 workloads (app development and testing, collaborative apps and content apps, CRM, engineering/technical apps, ERM, file and print, media streaming, networking, other business apps, SCM, security, structured data management, structured data analytics, systems management, unstructured data analytics, VDI, web serving)

Optional Content Add-Ons

  • Deployment environment: archive, backup, production
  • Infrastructure deployment: datacenter, departmental
  • Infrastructure type: general purpose, integrated
  • Platform type: bare metal, containerized, virtualized
  • Scalability: Scale up, scale out
  • Company size: Small office and business (1-99), medium and large business (100-999), very large business (1,000-9,999), very large business (10,000+) — available only for worldwide without regional breakouts
  • Vertical: Distribution (retail and wholesale), education, financial, government, healthcare provider, manufacturing, professional services, telco, communications SP, other industries — available only for worldwide without regional breakouts
  • Measurements: Units and value

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • PRC
  • United States
  • Western Europe

Data Deliverables


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

  • Historical data
  • Five-year forecast data

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated semiannually and include two years of historical data and an additional five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional level. The core forecast coverage is as follows:

  • Region
  • Product category: x86, non-x86
  • CPU type: x86, ARM, EPIC, RISC, CISC
  • Product: Blade, multinode, rack optimized, large system, tower
  • Socket capability: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16+
  • OS: Linux, Windows, Unix, z/OS, others
  • Server class: High-end enterprise, volume, midrange enterprise
  • Price band: 11 price bands
  • Application type: Cloud native, traditional
  • Deployment model: Cloud, traditional
  • Location: On-premises, off-premises
  • Workload category/workloads: 7 main categories and 18 workloads
  • Measurements: Units and value