IDC's Worldwide Computing Platforms Taxonomy, 2016
This IDC study provides a comprehensive overview of and definitions for enterprise servers and computing platforms. The definitions provided in this document represent the scope of IDC's server hardware and software research. This taxonomy outlines market segmentations and measurement methodologies for the server industry, including classification by technology and vendor."Server technology, both hardware and software, will be undergoing major changes over the next several years. IDC's computing platforms taxonomy presents IDC's framework for analyzing the server market based on widely recognized technical and market terminology," said Jorge Vela, senior research analyst, Computing Platforms. "This taxonomy document will continually evolve to facilitate systematic and consistent analysis of the server market by IDC's global computing platform teams."