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Worldwide and U.S. Server Forecast Update, 2015–2019

Worldwide and U.S. Server Forecast Update, 2015–2019

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 of the server market's course. IDC clients are encouraged to contact our worldwide or regional analysts if they have specific inquiries regarding our forecast in order to get more details on a specific category or segment trend."As some customers migrate their high-end workloads to new scale-up x86 platforms, opportunities for long-term non-x86 growth still exist with OpenPOWER and ARM — two of the most oft-mentioned potential alternatives to x86 architecture for hyperscale and cloud settings," said Kuba Stolarski, research manager, Servers, Virtualization, and Workloads. "As customers look to the future, alternatives to contemporary IT solutions reside not just in chip architecture but throughout the value chain from software-defined solutions to disaggregation and composable systems to network-deployed, edge-enabled IoT compute. The server market landscape is changing dramatically."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
United States
Latin America
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Continued Growth in the Volume Segment of the Server Market
Opportunities for Non-x86 Growth Still Exists
Competitive Dynamics in the Server Marketplace
Economic and Political Factors
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Form Factor
Rack Optimized
Tower Server
Server Blades
Density-Optimized Servers
Vendor Recognition
Changes to Server Taxonomy
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