Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Servers

Published: 07 September 2017

ID: G00334932

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


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

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


Notable Changes


  • Market Share Process
    • Gartner Vendor Revenue Profile
  • Forecast Methodology Overview
    • Forecast Process — Analyzing Influencing Factors
    • Buyer Type


  • Units (Shipments)
  • Vendor Revenue
  • End-User Spending
  • Exchange Rates

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • Segmentation by CPU Vendor
  • Segmentation by CPU Family
    • x86
    • Non-x86: RISC, IA-64 and Other
  • 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
  • Channel Segmentation
    • Direct Channels
    • Indirect Channels
  • Glossary

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