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Forecast Analysis: Servers, Worldwide, 2012-2016, 4Q12 Update

Published: 10 January 2013

ID: G00246398

Analyst(s): Kiyomi Yamada , Hiroko Aoyama , Errol Rasit , Jeffrey Hewitt , Jennifer Wu, Uko Tian


This report analyzes the underlying dynamics and overall assumptions for the server market in support of our quarterly worldwide forecast, which is published separately in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Table Of Contents


  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors
    • Economy
  • Technology Assumptions
    • Blade Servers
    • Multinode Servers
    • x86 Server Virtualization
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
    • Unix Servers
    • Integrated Systems
    • Other CPU Platforms — Mainframes
    • Replacement Market
  • New Penetration Demand
    • More Demand From Consumer Web Services Data Center


  • Highlights of the Top Five Markets
    • North America
    • Western Europe
    • Asia/Pacific
    • Japan
    • Latin America

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Server Revenue Forecast
    • Server Unit Shipment Forecast
    • Server ASP Forecast
  • Factors
    • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural
    • Technology Assumptions
    • Organic Growth
    • New Usage Types
    • Product Life Cycles
    • Replacement Demand
    • New Penetration Demand
    • Installed Base Estimates
    • Product Migration
    • Server Product Mix
    • Exchange Rates
  • Connections
    • Economic/Technology Assumptions > Product Life Cycles > Installed Base > Replacement Demand
    • Economic/Technology Assumptions > Organic Growth/New Usage Types > New Penetration Demand
    • Exchange Rates > Server ASPs
    • Replacement Demand/New Penetration Demand > Server Shipment Forecast
    • Product Migration/New Penetration Demand > Server Product Mix

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