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Worldwide Server Forecast, 2020-2024: COVID-19 Slowdown

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Worldwide Server Forecast, 2020-2024: COVID-19 Slowdown
Published: May 15, 2020 Content info: 21 Pages

This IDC study provides historical data (2015-2019) and forecast data (2020-2024) for the worldwide server market. The forecast and historical data illustrate IT buyer consumption of server hardware segmented by product, CPU type, server class, socket capability, and primary operating system. For each of these categories, IDC has estimated value (end-user spending) and units."Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what was previously expected to be a mild correction may become a more severe market downturn," said Kuba Stolarski, research director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies at IDC. "While many enterprise IT buyers may delay nonessential projects and purchases, business continuity needs will drive investment in customers' own datacenters as well as in public cloud-based services. While it is unclear what the post-pandemic recovery will look like and when it will begin, once the market weathers this storm, there will be a renewed focus on resilience and agility in IT infrastructure operations, and market participants will once again be asking questions about how fast the market will adopt new cloud services, edge infrastructure, and 5G."

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Product Code: US44747420

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • Server-Based Storage
      • Cloud and Digital Service Providers
      • New Applications and Deployments
    • Inhibitors
      • COVID-19 Supply Chain Delays
      • COVID-19 Demand Contraction
  • Significant Market Developments
    • Silicon, Systems, and Cloud Deployments
    • Flexible Consumption and Local Cloud as a Service
    • Major Partnerships
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Other Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

  • Server
  • Silicon Architecture (CPU Type)
    • x86 Based
    • ARM Based
    • Complex Instruction Set Computer Based
    • Reduced Instruction Set Computer Based
    • Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing Based
  • Socket Capability
  • Form Factor (Called Product in Server Tracker)
    • Rack Optimized
    • Tower
    • Large System
    • Modular
      • Blade
      • Multinode
    • Custom Servers
  • Server Class
  • Operating System


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