Forecast Analysis: Data Center, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 1Q12 Update



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This report analyzes the underlying dynamics and overall assumptions for the data center market in support of our quarterly worldwide forecast ("Forecast: Data Center, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 1Q12 Update"), published separately in the first quarter of 2012.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • Introduction
    • Data Center Hardware Sales
    • Rack Population
    • System Density
    • System Life Cycles
    • System Technology
    • Buying Center
    • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors
  • Analysis
    • Single Sites
    • Rack/Computer Room
    • Midsize Data Centers
    • Enterprise Data Centers
    • Large Data Centers
  • Market Model
    • Forecast Components
      • Data Center Sites
      • Data Center Racks
      • Racks per Data Center
    • Factors
      • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors
      • System Technology Changes
      • Changes to Software and Services
      • System Life Cycles
      • Data Center Hardware Sales
      • Installed Base Estimates
      • System Density
      • Rack Population
      • Buying Center
      • Data Center Capacity Constraints
      • Data Center Lifetimes
    • Connections
      • Hardware Sales > Installed Base Estimates
      • Technology/Economic Factors > System Life Cycles > Installed Base Estimates
      • Installed Base Estimates/System Density/Rack Population > Number of Racks
      • Data Center Type > Rack Population
      • Economics and Demographics/Changes to Software and Services > Buying Center > Data Center Type
      • Data Center Type > Data Center Capacity/Data Center Lifetime > Racks per Data Center
  • Recommended Reading
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