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Worldwide Server Operating Environment Forecast, 2016–2020

Worldwide Server Operating Environment Forecast, 2016–2020

This IDC study forecasts server operating environments shipments and installed base for the 2016–2020 forecast period."The emergence of cloud-native applications and containers and the natural affinity of Linux with those emerging technologies help set the macrodirection for the market going forward," said Al Gillen, GVP, Software Development and Open Source, IDC. "However, Windows Server 2016 brings a robust portfolio of new capabilities to the market that ensure that Windows continues to be a factor, particularly for on-premises deployments."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Linux
Windows
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Cloud Buildout
Internet of Things
Consolidation on Windows Server Datacenter Edition
Inhibitors
Uncertainty of Future Application Environments
Containers and Thin Linux
Significant Market Developments
Virtualization Uplift
The Components of Virtualization
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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