In This Study Situation Overview Future Outlook 1. Worldwide Server Market Will Return to Stability, x86 Will Remain the Predominant Market Segment2. Big Data Will Force Changes in Server Deployments to Support Analytics Workloads3. The Rapid Growth in Smart Devices Will Lead to an Explosion in Server Workloads4. Cloud Computing Will Start to Cause Ripple Effects Throughout the Server Industry, Affecting Service Providers, Server Vendors, and End Users5. Microservers Will Be More in Evidence as Power/Cooling and Density Considerations Force Changes in Server Design6. Converged Infrastructure Will Come into Its Own in 20117. The Year 2011 Will See a Ramp in Workload-Optimized Systems for Application-Specific Deployments8. High Availability Requirements Will Spur More Built-In RAS Features in Servers During 20119. Service Providers Will Lead in the Emergence of the Enterprise Cloud Datacenter10. Power and Cooling Monitoring and Management in the Datacenter Will Blossom in 2011Essential Guidance Learn More Related ResearchSynopsis
Worldwide Enterprise Server 2011 Top 10 Predictions: An Outlook
This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for the worldwide enterprise server market for 2011. It highlights the major trends that IDC expects to see in technology and market dynamics in the coming year. It also provides some points of essential guidance for customers, systems vendors, and ecosystem partners.
"IDC expects that after the recession of 2009 and recovery in 2010, the server market to return to stabilized growth and a more normal seasonality in quarterly business," said Jed Scaramella, research manager, IDC Enterprise Servers. "IDC is forecasting the server market to grow 5.1% to $53.2 billion in 2011. As discussed in this Top 10 Predictions document, a number of major trends — including trends in convergence, public cloud buildout, new workloads, and new form factors — will impact vendor strategies and customer purchasing behavior in 2011."