Gartner Research

Market Definitions and Methodology: Servers

Published: 29 May 2019

ID: G00394509

Analyst(s): Kiyomi Yamada, Daniel Bowers, Adrian O'Connell, Martin Reynolds

Summary

The research segmentation, methodology and metrics used for Gartner’s server forecasts and market share statistics are detailed in this document.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Introduction

Notable Changes

Methodology

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

Metrics

  • 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
  • Vendor Segmentation
    • Self-Build/Original Design Manufacturer
    • Other Vendors
  • Segmentation
    • Segmentation by Form Factor
    • Segmentation by Maximum Sockets
  • Geographic Segmentation

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