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Market Trends: Use Workload Analysis to Improve Server Marketing

Published: 24 September 2014

ID: G00265175

Analyst(s): Kiyomi Yamada, Jeffrey Hewitt, Heeral Kota, Sergis Mushell


Several different workloads are run in a typical data center; understanding these dynamics helps server product managers to recognize potentially valuable opportunities. By using server workloads at the core of their marketing, server technology provider product managers can perfect their strategy.

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Market Trend

  • The Data Center Server Market Is Undergoing a Transition to Workload-Specific Architectures
    • CPU-Dependent Workload
    • Memory-Dependent Workload
    • I/O-Dependent Workload
    • Storage-Dependent Workload

Vendors to Watch

  • Server Vendors
  • Hyperscale Data Centers
  • Semiconductor Vendors

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