Gartner Research

U.S. Prism Surveillance Program Impacts Foreign Vendors' Data Center Market Opportunities in China and Worldwide

Published: 19 November 2014

ID: G00269343

Analyst(s): Evan Zeng, Uko Tian

Summary

After the disclosure of the U.S. Prism program, Gartner sees dramatic changes in China's data center market, and the impact will change the competitive landscape of the global market in the near future. Gartner recommends action items for global non-Chinese players' product and strategic leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Chinese state media's calls for local, mission-critical infrastructure to replace foreign products will impact the data center market, requiring foreign vendors to change their execution strategy
    • Servers
    • Storage
    • Network
  • With China's market as a domestic test bed, local vendors will rapidly advance their products to strongly compete with foreign players globally, forcing them to move higher up the product value chain

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