Gartner Research

Market Guide for Compute Platforms

Published: 17 July 2017

ID: G00325462

Analyst(s): Uko Tian , Andrew Butler, Kiyomi Yamada , Chirag Dekate , Jeffrey Hewitt


The server market is changing, as workloads continue to move off-premises and established providers are increasingly being challenged by vendors from China. I&O leaders should use this Market Guide to gain a detailed overview of viable server vendors by technology category and application use case.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Technology Categories
    • Form Factor
    • Processor Support
    • Scaling
    • Integrated Systems
    • Compute Platform Providers — Technology Categories
  • Solution Categories
    • Big Data Analytics
    • In-Memory Compute
    • DBMS Infrastructure
    • In-House Application Infrastructure
    • Web/Application Infrastructure
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure
    • Intelligent Edge
    • Hyperscale Infrastructure
    • Compute Platform Providers — Solution Categories

Representative Vendors

  • Atos
  • Cisco
  • Cray
  • Dell EMC
  • Depo Computers
  • E4
  • Foxconn
  • Fujitsu
  • New H3C Group
  • HPE
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Lenovo
  • NEC
  • Oracle
  • Penguin Computing
  • PowerLeader
  • Quanta
  • Stratus
  • Sugon
  • Supermicro
  • Teradata
  • Unisys
  • Wiwynn

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