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World Low-End Servers Industry

  • February 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Low-End Servers in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 33 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Acer America Corporation
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Fujitsu Limited

Table Of Contents

World Low-End Servers Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Low-End Servers: A Prelude II-1
Table 1: Global Servers Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues by Server Class (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Low-End/Volume Servers, Midrange Servers and High-end
Servers: A Comparative Study II-2
The Server Industry: A Macro Perspective II-2
Table 2: Leading Players in Global Servers Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM,
Oracle and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Windows Predominates Server Operating System Market II-3
Table 3: World Server Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues by Operating System (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4
Dominance of Large Server OEMs Wanes as ‘White Box' Vendor
Penetration Gains Momentum II-4
Competitive Landscape in Low-End Server Market II-5
Table 4: Leading Players in Global Low-End Servers Market
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Dell, HP,
Lenovo and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
x86: A Dominant Architecture for Low End-Servers II-5
Table 5: Leading Players in Global x86 Microprocessors
Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Shipments for
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Outlook II-6
Asia-Pacific Offers Immense Growth Opportunities for Low-End
Servers II-7
Low Cost Blade Servers: The Fastest Growing Segment of Low
End Servers Market II-7
Table 6: Global Blade Servers Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Shipments by End-Use Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Economic Upheavals in the Recent Past and Their Impact on Low-
End Servers Market II-8
Global Recession Exerts Deep Impact in 2009 II-8
Market Makes a Quick Comeback in 2010 and Remains Stable in 2011 II-8
Market Tested Once Again in 2012 and 2013 Amid Eurozone Debt
Crisis and the US Fiscal Cliff Concerns II-9

2. MARKET TRENDS, GROWTH DRIVERS and ISSUES II-10
Demand for Low Cost and Low Power Servers Accelerates II-10
Enterprise Data Centers - A Major Application Market II-10
SMBs Drive the Market II-11
Server Clustering: A Beneficial Trend Driving Growth II-11
Micro Servers: The Next Generation Low-End Servers II-11
Servers with Multiple Cores: A Key Trend II-12
ARM-Based Processors Set to Weaken x86 Architecture II-12
Growing Adoption of Cloud Computing: An Opportunity Indicator II-13
Table 7: Global Enterprise Cloud Services Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Inclination towards Cloud Computing Creates Opportunities for
Low-End Servers II-14
Virtualization Threatens the Market for Low End Servers II-14
Table 8: Global Server Virtualization Market (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Architecture (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
x86 Virtualization Cripples Low End-Server Market Prospects II-14
Table 9: Global Server Virtualization Software Market
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Server
Architecture (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
x86: The Architecture of Choice for Global Servers Manufacturers II-15
Table 10: Global Server Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Sales by Architecture (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 11: Global Server Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues by Architecture (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-15

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-16
Servers: Definition and Classification II-16
Types of Servers by Price II-17
Types of Servers by Operating System II-17
Unix II-17
Windows Server II-17
Linux II-18
NetWare II-18
OpenVMS II-19
IBM i II-19
z/OS II-19
Types of Servers Based on Chip Types II-20
CISC II-20
RISC II-20
X86 II-21
x86-32 II-21
x86-64 II-21
Servers Based on Applications II-22
Web Servers II-22
Application Servers II-22
Specialized Servers II-22
Media Servers II-22
Mail (Exchange) Servers II-22
Blade Servers II-22
Mobile Rack Servers II-23
Proxy Servers II-23

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-24
Oracle Unveils Sun Server X4-8 and X4-4 Systems II-24
IBM Rolls Out System x M5 Servers II-24
HP Widens Moonshot Server Portfolio with Xen and x86 II-24
IBM Introduces Sixth Generation of its Enterprise X-
Architecture for System x and PureSystems Servers II-24
AMD Rolls Out AMD Opteron X-Series Server Processors II-24
Oracle Unveils New SPARC Server Range II-24
HP Introduces New HP Moonshot Software Defined Server II-25
Lantronix Introduces New xPico™ Wi-Fi® Device Server II-25
Lenovo Launches ThinkServer® TD330 II-25
Dell to Introduce New ARM-based Copper Servers II-25
IBM Launches New PowerLinux Systems II-25
Intel Launches Low-Power SoC for High-Density Micro Servers II-25
Alt-N Technologies Launches MDaemon® Messaging Server 13 II-26
Lenovo Introduces New ThinkServer RD430 and RD330 Rack Servers II-26
AMD Introduces AMD Opteron 6300 Series Server Processors II-26
HP Launches HP ProLiant Generation 8 Four-Socket Servers II-26
HP Launches Low-Power Servers II-26
Dell Launches PowerEdge C5220 Micro Servers II-26
IBM Introduces Power7+ for High-End Servers II-27
NEC Expands the Express5800 IA Server Series with New
Express5800/HR120a-1 II-27
MiTAC Unveils New GFX ARM Server II-27

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-28
Lenovo Takes Over IBM's x86 Server Business II-28
EMC Enters into Global Technology Partnership with Lenovo II-28
AMD Acquires SeaMicro II-28
Sugon Inks OEM Agreement with NextIO II-28

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-29
Acer America Corporation (US) II-29
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (US) II-29
Cisco Systems, Inc. (US) II-29
Dell, Inc. (US) II-30
Fujitsu Limited (Japan) II-30
Hewlett-Packard Company (US) II-30
Hitachi Data Systems (US) II-31
Intel Corporation (US) II-31
Lenovo (China) II-31
Microsoft Corporation (US) II-32
NCR Corporation (US) II-32
Oracle Corporation (US) II-32
Sugon (China) II-33

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-34
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-End Servers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 13: World Historic Review for Low-End Servers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 14: World 14-Year Perspective for Low-End Servers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume
Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Increase in Demand for Low-end Servers by SMBs III-1
Low Cost Blade Servers: The Fastest Growing Segment in the US III-1
Recession Impact on the US Low-end Servers Market III-2
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-5
Select Players III-6
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 15: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 16: US Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

2. CANADA III-12
Market Analysis III-12
Table 17: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 18: Canadian Historic Review for Low-end Servers
Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

3. JAPAN III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Outlook III-14
The Japanese X86 Servers Market III-14
Table 19: Japanese x86 Servers Market (2014): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Shipments by CPU Capacity (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 20: Japanese Blade Servers Market (2014): Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15
Product Launch III-15
Fujitsu Limited - A Key Japanese Player III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 21: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 22: Japanese Historic Review for Low-end Servers
Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Outlook III-18
Impact of Euro Crisis on the Region's Server Market III-18
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 23: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Low-End Servers by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 24: European Historic Review for Low-End Servers by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 25: European 14-Year Perspective for Low-End Servers
by Geographic Region - Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume
Shipments for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4a. FRANCE III-22
Market Analysis III-22
Table 26: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 27: French Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4b. GERMANY III-24
Market Analysis III-24
Table 28: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 29: German Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4c. ITALY III-26
Market Analysis III-26
Table 30: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 31: Italian Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-28
Market Analysis III-28
Table 32: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 33: UK Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4e. SPAIN III-30
Market Analysis III-30
Table 34: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 35: Spanish Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4f. RUSSIA III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 36: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 37: Russian Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-34
Market Analysis III-34
Table 38: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual
Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 39: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Low-end Servers
Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Asia-Pacific Drives Global Server Demand III-36
Rising Proliferation of SMBs in the Region Drive the Low-end
Servers Market III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 40: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Low-end Servers by Geographic Region - China,
India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 41: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Low-End Servers
by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 42: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Low-End
Servers by Geographic Region - Percentage Share Breakdown of
Volume Shipments for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

5a. CHINA III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
China Spearheads Growth III-40
Corporate Development III-40
Key Players III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 43: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 44: Chinese Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

5b. INDIA III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Outlook III-43
Server Market in India Abounds with Opportunity III-43
Table 45: Indian Servers Market (2014): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Architecture (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
Product Launch III-44
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 46: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 47: Indian Historic Review for Low-end Servers Market
Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Outlook III-46
Product Launch III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 48: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual
Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 49: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Low-end
Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

6. LATIN AMERICA III-49
Market Analysis III-49
Table 50: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Low-end Servers by Geographic Region - Brazil
and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 51: Latin American Historic Review for Low-end Servers
by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 52: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Low-End
Servers by Geographic Region - Percentage Share Breakdown of
Volume Shipments for Brazil and Rest of Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

6a. BRAZIL III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Outlook III-52
Itautec S/A - A Key Brazil-Based Player III-52
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 53: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in
Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 54: Brazilian Historic Review for Low-end Servers
Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-54
Market Analysis III-54
Table 55: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with
Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 56: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Low-end
Servers Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

7. REST OF WORLD III-56
Market Analysis III-56
Table 57: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Low-end Servers Market Analyzed with Annual
Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 58: Rest of World Historic Review for Low-end Servers
Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 33 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 37)

The United States (24)
Canada (1)
Japan (3)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)
Latin America (1)

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