Gartner Research

Forecast Overview: Servers, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 28 August 2014

ID: G00262812

Analyst(s): Jennifer Wu, Jeffrey Hewitt , Adrian O'Connell , Kiyomi Yamada , Uko Tian , Errol Rasit


Demand for servers will decrease in traditional enterprises due to improving server efficiencies and the moving of workloads to public cloud service providers. Server market growth will primarily come from service providers and hyperscale data centers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Market Structure: Mature, Low Growth, but Dynamic
  • Technology Trends: Continued Move Toward Modular, Scale-Out
  • Customer Segments: Four Key Customer Types
  • Suppliers: Highly Consolidated, but Cracks Appearing
    • Server Vendor Categories
    • Delivery Models: XaaS Plays a Significant Role in the Future of the Server Market

Foundational Assumptions

  • Demand Side
    • Customer Segments
    • Skills
    • Product Migration
  • Supply Side
    • Capacity Build-Out
    • Competitive Environment
    • Ecosystems
    • Technology Road Map

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Server End-User Spending — Current Forecast
    • Server End-User Spending — Constant Currency Forecast
    • Server Unit Shipment Forecast
    • Server ASP Forecast
  • Factors
    • Economic, Geopolitical and Cultural Factors
    • Demand Side
    • Supply Side
    • Exchange Rates
  • Connections
    • Economic > Customer Segments > Workload Drivers > Product Life Cycles > Installed Base > Replacement Demand > Product Migration
    • Economic > Customer Segment > Workload Drivers > Enterprise IT budgets
    • Exchange Rates > Server ASPs
    • Replacement Demand/New Workloads > Server Shipment Forecast
    • Capacity Build-Out > Delivery Models > Customer Segments > Server Shipment Forecast
    • Technology Road Map > Ecosystems/Competitive Environment > Server Product Mix

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