Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Servers

Published: 06 November 2014

ID: G00271181

Analyst(s): Heeral Kota , Kiyomi Yamada , Andrew Butler , Errol Rasit , George J. Weiss

Summary

The research segmentation, methodology, and metrics used for server forecast and market share statistics are detailed in this document.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Introduction

Methodology

  • Market Share and Market Sizing Methodology Overview
    • Market Share Process
  • Forecast Methodology Overview
    • Forecast Process — Four Steps in Creating the Server Forecast
    • Exchange Rates

Metrics

  • Vendor Revenue
  • End-User Spending
  • Shipments
  • Average Selling Price

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Price Bands
  • Segmentation by CPU Vendor
  • Segmentation by CPU Family
    • x86
    • Non-x86: RISC, IA64 and Other
    • ARM
  • Segmentation by OS Family
    • Unix
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • Others
  • Vendor Segmentation
    • Self-Build/Original Design Manufacturer
    • Other Vendors
  • Segmentation by Form Factor
  • Segmentation by Maximum Sockets
  • Geographic Segmentation
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — North America
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Latin America
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Western Europe
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Eastern Europe
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Greater China
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Mature Asia/Pacific
    • Japan
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Emerging Asia/Pacific
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Eurasia
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Middle East and North Africa
    • Geographic Taxonomy, Server Market Statistics — Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Size of Business
  • Channel Segmentation
    • Direct Channels
    • Indirect Channels
  • Glossary

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