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Predicts 2018: Servers

Published: 15 November 2017

ID: G00343253

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Naveen Mishra , Daniel Bowers , Chirag Dekate , Thomas Bittman , George J. Weiss , Kiyomi Yamada


The server ecosystem is changing. AI/ML/DL workloads are on rise and demand for edge computing is growing. Business-critical applications are moving from Unix and being deployed on emerging systems. Infrastructure and operations leaders should develop 2018 IT strategy by incorporating these changes.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • Strategic Planning Assumptions
  • A Look Back

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