The global server market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The growth may be primarily attributed to increasing investments in the hyperscale data center capacity to re-shape the core server market. The server market is also anticipated to witness a server refresh cycle which may favorably impact market growth over the next few years. The market is poised for growth owing to increasing demand for mid-range systems on account of technology refresh cycles. In addition, technological advancements coupled with innovation in mobile devices may spur market growth. Service provider installations paired with increasing adoption of internet of things among enterprises and end-users is also expected to impel market growth.
Server is a system that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network or data service. In other words, a server is a running instance of an application capable of accepting requests from the client and giving responses accordingly. These computer programs run to serve the requests of other programs, primarily the client. Increasing adoption of smartphones, tablets and other hand-held devices may lead to integration of applications and cross connectivity, which is also expected to escalate market demand. Growing need for implementing a centralized access system paired with increasing adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policy in enterprises may propel market demand over the next few years.
Product cyclicality coupled with increasing demand for customized applications from end-users is expected to pose challenge to the global server market growth over the forecast period. Political and economical instability are also estimated to hinder market growth significantly. In addition, complexity in selecting the right server equipment may impede the server market growth. Ongoing consolidation and macroeconomic issues are also expected to negatively impact market growth. Furthermore, high installation and maintenance cost associated with servers may pose challenge to market growth. However, emergence and increasing adoption of next generation technologies such as cloud, social and big data is further estimated to deeply impact the global server market growth. Growing number of ODMs and OEMs are anticipated to contribute significantly to market growth in the coming years. Further, increasing demand for high-end advanced servers across enterprise’s virtualized and converged environment may impel the server market growth. Emerging technologies such as flash storage, virtualization, and advanced management may offer new avenues for market growth. New applications developed to meet specific computing requirements of enterprises and end-users is also expected to contribute significantly to global server market growth.
Hyperscale deployments by cloud service providers are estimated to drive considerable market growth over the forecast period. Additionally, public cloud demand for new servers may fuel market growth. Increasing usage of cloud by SMEs as well as established enterprises for infrastructure and application hosting may propel demand for mid-range servers, and is also expected to drive the global server market growth over the next few years. Furthermore, increasing digital content in enterprise networks along with growing security concerns may catapult market growth extensively. Rising IT transformation in organizations to reshape border enterprise IT opportunities is anticipated to increase demand for Linux servers, which may favorably impact the global server market growth.
North America is expected to account for significant market share followed by Europe owing to early and rapid adoption of advanced technology in these regions. Asia Pacific is estimated to exhibit high growth attributing to increasing development activities paired with increasing emergence of OEMs and other vendors in the region. Key vendors in the global server market are expected to emphasize on innovating the server design and go-to-market strategies in order to cope with the emerging transition state of the server market. Key market participants include Hewlett-Packard Corp., Bull Ltd., Dell Inc., RedHat Inc., IBM Corp., NEC Corp., Cisco, Fiorano Software Inc., EMC Corp, PolarLake, Oracle Inc., Lenovo, Apache Corp., Fujitsu Corp., Hitachi Ltd., VMware Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., Huawei, and Inspur Electronics.
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