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White-Box Servers: The Next Phase of Software-Defined Compute, Storage, and Networking Infrastructure

Published by IDC Product code 711765
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White-Box Servers: The Next Phase of Software-Defined Compute, Storage, and Networking Infrastructure
Published: September 28, 2018 Content info: 11 Pages
Description

This IDC Perspective assesses trends in the white-box server landscape. The growing appetite for enterprise firms, large and small, to shift to a modular, do-it-yourself, software-defined infrastructure is creating opportunities for a well-defined class of "white box" infrastructure solutions: general-purpose compute, storage, and networking hardware platforms that are built with industry-standard off-the-shelf components (COTS) and delivered as unbranded equipment."White-box infrastructure represents an interesting space in between branded and custom hardware procurements, one that provides an opportunity for both traditional OEM suppliers and newer ODM suppliers to expand," said Ashish Nadkarni, group VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies at IDC.

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Product Code: US44284818

Executive Snapshot

Situation Overview

  • Overview
  • Classification of White-Box Servers and Server-Based Platforms
    • White-Box Servers for Compute, Storage, and Networking Functions (General Purpose)
    • Server-Based Platforms (Purpose Built)
  • White-Box Server Infrastructure Usage
    • Software-Defined Compute and Storage
    • White-Box Networking and Software-Defined/Virtualized Network Functions
      • Server-Based Networking Hardware Platforms
      • White-Box Servers for SD/VNF and NFVi

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