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Market Trends: Original Design Manufacturers' Influence on Server Market Dynamics, Outlook and Forecast, 2012-2016

Published: 10 January 2013

ID: G00238004

Analyst(s): Naveen Mishra , Nandita Iyer


Some hyperscale data center customers are procuring servers directly from ODMs, bypassing traditional server OEMs. ODM-designed server shipments will grow faster than the total x86 server market, impacting server provider business models and disrupting a market already undergoing significant change.

Table Of Contents


  • Shipment Estimate Methodology

Market Trend

  • Forecast Assumptions
    • Large Data Center and Cloud Services
    • Hyperscale Investments Beyond the U.S.
  • Market Outlook
  • Key Buyers
  • Open Compute Project
  • Impact on OEM Server Vendors

Contrarian View

  • OEM Focus, Coupled With Support and Service Issues, May Limit the Growth of ODM Companies

Vendors to Watch

  • Quanta Computer
  • Wistron
  • Foxconn
  • Inventec

Research and Forecast Methodology


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