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Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker

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IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker® greatly enhances clients' ability to respond to today's dynamic server market. This product provides insight into customer trends by delivering geography-specific vendor-, family-, and model-level detail across all server segments. This IDC Tracker delivers a quarterly web database on the performance of the market's individual players and answers important product-planning and product-positioning questions.

Technology Coverage


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

Core Coverage

  • Vendor, product brand, model name (for historical data only)
  • CPU type: ARM, CISC, EPIC, RISC, x86-32, and x86-64
  • Product design: Modular, rack optimized, tower, and large systems
  • Product: Blade, multi-node, tower, large systems, and rack optimized
  • Product detail: Blade, custom and standard multi-node, 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, high-end enterprise by 11 price bands
  • Processor information: Socket capability, processor brand, processor family, core per module, module per socket, CPU capability
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, and value

Optional Content Add-Ons

  • x86 segment and channel data: Available only 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: Available only by region (9 regions), vendor (15 top vendors), and product category in units and value
  • Server market by infrastructure buyer: Shared infrastructure/software/digital SP, dedicated infrastructure SP, communications SP, and non-service provider

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (16): Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of Asia/Pacific
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (15): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the rest of CEE
  • Japan
  • Latin America (11): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (25): Algeria, Bahrain, Botswana*, Egypt, Ethiopia*, Ghana*, Iraq*, Israel, Jordan*, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon*, Morocco, Namibia*, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania*, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda*, United Arab Emirates, the rest of Africa, and the rest of the Middle East (*x86 only)
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the 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. Deliverables for this Tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data (10 years of quarterly historical data)
  • Five-year forecast data (8 quarters and 3 years)

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 as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage

  • Measurements: Units and value

Optional Forecast Add-On

Semiannual installed base forecast coverage: Installed base for the following technology areas by year, starting from 2012.

Forecasts are updated semiannually and include annualized views for three years of historical data and five years of annual forecasts. Details of the forecasts include:

  • CPU type: x86, RISC, EPIC, and CISC
  • Server class: High end, midrange, and volume
  • Product: Blade, multi-node, rack optimized, and tower
  • Measurements: Units