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Forecast Analysis: Servers, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Published: 28 October 2014

ID: G00261208

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

Summary

Server market end-user spending will be flat at 0.4%, while shipments will rise 3.6% in 2014. Western Europe will have the strongest end-user spending in 2014, at 6.4%; Greater China will have the second-strongest growth at 5.2%, and will overtake Western Europe as the second-largest region in 2018.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Diminishing Demand for Unix Servers Negatively Impacts End-User Spending
  • Regional Highlights
    • Mature Asia/Pacific: Server Demand Inhibited by Virtualization Adoption
    • Emerging Asia/Pacific: Highly Impacted by Political Stability
    • Greater China: Driven by Booming Digital Business
    • Japan: Server Demand Inhibited by Virtualization Adoption
    • EMEA: A Fragile Server Market
    • Latin America: Weak Demand in Brazil Dampens the Region's Performance
    • North America: Windows Server Replacements Driving Data Center Consolidation

Assumptions

  • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, Demographic, Lifestyle and Cultural Factors
    • Product Migration

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