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Market Trends: Build Better Value Propositions and Software Ecosystems for Your Extreme-Low-Energy Server Products

Published: 05 December 2014

ID: G00271730

Analyst(s): Kiyomi Yamada , Errol Rasit , Jonathon Hardcastle, Sergis Mushell


Extreme-low-energy servers were born by a strong push from providers to explore an alternative architecture to incumbent technologies, but their most suitable markets are still trying to be determined.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Addressable Market Is Not Expanded Due to Limited Performances
    • Motivation to Sell ELE Servers
  • ELEs Could Shine in Networking and Communication Devices
  • Buyers' Trend
    • ELE Servers Need to Jump Many Hurdles
  • Technology Trend
    • ELEs Turned to Non-ELEs
    • SoC Provides Benefits and Challenges

Contrarian View

  • ARM ELEs — Swimming Against the Current but With Hope
    • Standardization Is Key for ARM Servers

Vendors to Watch


  • Hyperscale Consumes One-Fourth of Global Data Center Power

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