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Market Share Analysis: Server Operating Systems, Worldwide, 2017

Published: 20 July 2018

ID: G00360883

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung


The server operating system market experienced low growth in 2017, with Windows (server) and Linux (server) contributing most of the revenue. As the market matures, technology product managers in OS and server vendors should increase support for containers, and focus on cloud and edge/IoT.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • Microsoft Windows (Server) Grew Modestly With On-Premises Server Product
  • Red Hat's Fast Growth Due to High Public Cloud Deployment
  • IBM Declined Due to AIX and z/OS
  • HPE Declined Due to Legacy OSs
  • Micro Focus Grew Due to SUSE Linux

Other Notable Vendors

  • Canonical Grew With Its New Strategic Focus
  • Oracle Declined Due to Solaris

Mergers and Acquisitions

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