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Worldwide Server Forecast Update, 2017–2021

Worldwide Server Forecast Update, 2017–2021

This IDC study provides IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Forecast clients with the foundation of market and technology assumptions that our regional analysts used to generate our current expectations for server market growth and directions. In a market as broad and complex as the enterprise server market, not all assumptions that lead to specific technology or product segment growth predictions can be listed in a concise document. Nevertheless, this document is intended to provide clients with some of the fundamental drivers for the server market's course. IDC clients are encouraged to contact our worldwide or regional analysts if they have specific inquiries regarding our forecast to get more detail on a specific category or segment trend.

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Cloud Infrastructure Adoption
On-Premise Hardware Service Lease Contracts Will Be Increasing
Non-x86 Servers Are Not Following the Same Path as Dinosaurs
Exchange Rates
Data Security Issues
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Server Type and CPU Type
Server Type
CPU Type
Form Factors
Rack-Optimized Server
Tower Server
Large System
Blade Server
Density-Optimized Server
Form Factor Categorization
Operating System
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