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Competitive Landscape: Server Providers for Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, China

Published: 28 March 2014

ID: G00259230

Analyst(s): Uko Tian


Three Chinese hyperscale companies have become a significant buying force in DC hardware. Their difference in server sourcing strategy compared with their U.S. peers defines different success factors for providers, as well as new possibilities for alternative DC design.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Overview
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Pricing Drives Competition
    • Weak Loyalty to Product and Technology
    • Customization Capability Sets Entrance Barriers
    • On-Site Services and Maintenance Are Required
    • Aggression in New-Technology Adoption Brings In New Players
  • Market Players
    • Global Vendors
    • Local Vendors
    • Emerging Disruptive Vendors
  • The Future of Competition
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Global Vendors
    • Local Vendors
    • Emerging Vendors
  • References and Methodology
  • Definitions

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