Table of Contents IDC Opinion In This Study Executive SummarySituation Overview Geographical TrendsEMEA Blade Server Vendors OverviewHPIBMDellFujitsuOracle/Sun MicrosystemsOthersFactors Characterizing Blade Adoption in EMEATechnology FactorsFuture Outlook Forecast and AssumptionsMarket ContextEssential Guidance Learn More Related ResearchMethodologySynopsisTable: Top 3 Assumptions for the EMEA Blade Server Market, 2011–2015 Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for Western Europe and EMEA Blade Server Market, 2011–2015 Table: EMEA Blade Server Unit Shipment and End-User Spending Forecast, 2010–2015 Table: EMEA Server Blade Customer Spending, 2009–2015, Comparison of March 2010 and March 2011 Forecasts ($M) Figure: EMEA and Subregional Server Blade Shipments, 2008–2010 Figure: EMEA Server Blade Market Share by Subregion, 2008–2010 Figure: EMEA Blade Market Share by Vendor, 2010 Figure: EMEA Blade Market Top Vendor Trends, 2010 Figure: EMEA x86 Blade Market Shares by End Users, 2010 Figure: EMEA Blade Revenue and Unit Market Shares by Subregion, 2010 Figure: EMEA Rack Factor Requirements for Virtualized Shipments, 2010 Figure: EMEA Blade Market Shares by CPU Family, 2007–2010 Figure: EMEA Blade Market Share by OS, 2010 (Revenue) Figure: EMEA Server Blade Forecast, 2010–2015 Figure: EMEA Comparison of Forecast Rack-Factor Growth Rates, 2010–2015 (Revenue) Figure: EMEA Comparison of Blade Forecast Growth Rates by Subregion, 2010–2015 (Revenue) Figure: EMEA Server Blade Customer Spending, 2009–2015, Comparison of March 2010 and March 2011 Forecasts Figure: EMEA Forecast Revenue by Rack Factor, 2010–2015 Figure: EMEA x86 Customer ASVs by Rack Factor, 2006–2010
EMEA Blade Server Forecast and Analysis, 2011–2015
This IDC study provides detailed data and analysis of the EMEA blade market over the course of 2010, both in terms of units and revenue. It also includes market positioning and updates concerning the blade strategies of selected vendors. Analysis of drivers and inhibitors of the blade server adoption in EMEA, as well as market forecast for the blade segment for 2010-2015 are also provided.
"While shipments growth and average sales values (ASVs) showed positive trends, the blade form factor was pulled up by a general server refresh occurring in the region, as opposed to being the category dictating revenue growth. We believe that now more than ever, blade server customers in Europe are weighing up their choices about hardware architectures — density-optimized rack servers, blades, multiprocessor rack servers — as well as suppliers. 2011 will be a crucial year in this area, as competition among top vendors offering an array of architecture choices is expected to heat up in a moderately growing market," said Giorgio Nebuloni, senior research analyst in the Enterprise Server Group for IDC EMEA.