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Japan Server 2015 Top 10 Predictions

Japan Server 2015 Top 10 Predictions

This IDC study presents 10 major trends in the Japan server market in 2015 and their possible effects. It provides an overview of changes that may occur in the market in 2015 from the perspectives of hardware, software, networking technologies, influences from various markets related to servers, IT spending trends among user companies, the state of competition among vendors, economic and social conditions, and other considerations.

Satoshi Fukutomi, IDC's server group manager says, "Continuing to design and manufacture hardware such as mainframes, business servers, and RISC/IA-64 servers — as well as peripheral devices for such hardware — entails considerable costs, as does continuing to strengthen operating systems and otherwise engage in the server business. Server vendors should formulate more advanced strategies, including the possibility of partnering in certain areas with other companies with which they compete, to protect their customers' IT assets and to maintain the profitability of their own lines of server hardware business."

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Predictions
In This Study
Situation Overview
Trends in the Japan Server Market in 2014
Results of the 2014 Predictions
Future Outlook
Prediction #1. In 2015 the Japan Server Market Will Have Negative Growth
Prediction #2. The Commercial Unix (AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris) Business Will Be Forced to Change
Prediction #3. Market Activities That Are Aimed to Create a Third Force for Server Processors Will Come to the Fore
Prediction #4. ODM Direct Will Become Even More Prominent in Japan
Prediction #5. Server Vendors Will Be Forced to Reconsider Their Server Business with Cloud Vendors
Prediction #6. Server Vendors Will Be Forced to Make Decisions Concerning Entering the Hyper-Converged Systems Market
Prediction #7. The Convergence of IT Infrastructure and the Spread of SDI Will Accelerate Self-Transformation Among Server Vendors
Prediction #8. Advances Will Be Made in the Use of New Technologies Suited to the Processing of Big Data
Prediction #9. The HPC and HPDA Markets Will Become More Active in 2015
Prediction #10. The Japan Integrated Systems Market Will Start to Shift toward a Market Structure Dominated by Integrated Infrastructure
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Synopsis
Table: Evaluations of the Outcomes of the Top 10 Predictions for the Japan Server Market in 2014

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