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Worldwide Server Operating System Environments Forecast, 2018–2022

Worldwide Server Operating System Environments Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study forecasts S-OSE shipments and installed base for the 2018–2022 forecast period. IDC projects total license shipments/subscriptions and nonpaid deployments of base S-OSEs associated with Microsoft Windows, all commercial Linux distributions, UNIX, and other S-OSEs will grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2017 to 2022 and reach 21.6 million shipments by the end of the forecast period."The emergence of newer applications, technologies, and use cases is helping set the macro direction for the market going forward," said Stephen Belanger, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC. "Technologies such as heterogeneous and accelerated computing, computing architectures like massively parallel computing, and use cases like artificial intelligence and high-performance computing are putting server operating systems front and center of datacenter infrastructure."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Commercial Linux Distributors
Microsoft (Windows)
Market Forecast
Market Context
Economic Uncertainty and Exchange Rate Fluctuation
Drivers and Inhibitors
Open Source Drives Shift Toward Industry-Standard COTS Hardware
Growth of Cloud
Heterogenous and Accelerated Computing
Edge Computing
Growth of Low Code, No Code, and Function as a Service
Significant Market Developments
The Continued Impact of Virtualization
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
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