Gartner Research

Market Guide for Compute Platforms

Published: 16 July 2018

ID: G00338522

Analyst(s): Uko Tian , Daniel Bowers , Kiyomi Yamada , Jeffrey Hewitt , Chirag Dekate


In the server market, a shift in deployment to a mix of on-premises, hosted, public cloud and edge is disrupting what's bought and who buys it. Infrastructure and operations leaders should use this research as a detailed overview of server vendors by technology category and application use case.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Description

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
    • Database Management System Infrastructure
    • Fault-Tolerant Systems
    • Web/Application Infrastructure
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Intelligent Edge
    • Hyperscale Infrastructure
    • Compute Platform Providers — Solution Categories

Representative Vendors

  • Atos
  • Cisco
  • Cray
  • Dell EMC
  • Foxconn
  • Fujitsu
  • H3C
  • HPE
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Lenovo
  • NEC
  • Oracle
  • PowerLeader
  • Quanta/QCT
  • Sugon
  • Supermicro
  • Tyan
  • Unisys
  • Wiwynn

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