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Gartner Invest/Research Community Vision: Storage and Server Markets Will Feel the Disruptive Force of the Internet of Things

Published: 07 May 2014

ID: G00263289

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff


By 2020, the IoT will disrupt servers, storage and associated supply chains, giving end users greater power and putting further margin pressure on hardware. Investors should watch for vendors developing new (and potentially disruptive) business models and acquiring innovative technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Starting Point and the Discussion
    • A Big Impact Overall — Just Not Yet
    • Storage: Surge of Data Creates Demand for Scale-Out and Commodity Storage
    • Servers: Enterprises Shift From Consolidation to New Models With Existing Technology
  • Implications for Investors

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