Server Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Report # SH29821386 | 387 Pages | 166 Tables and Figures | 2005

Server Market Assessment

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Next Generation Of IT Infrastructure
Real-Time IT Infrastructure
IT Department Focus
Control Over The IT Department
Server Pricing

Server Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Server vendors adapt business strategy to focus on real time exchange of information on enterprise networks and the Internet.  Network computer systems hardware leverages integration and messaging software.  Network storage systems are adapting to the Internet. 
Servers enable network solutions that attack cost and complexity, accelerate service delivery, and provide mobility with security.  Core elements of server business strategy include provision for end-to-end architecture that extends technology across scalable processor architectures.
Open systems technology implementation and is being combined with x86-based products.  Server products are positioned to provide price-performance, flexibility, and portable systems.  Devices including RFID readers, smart cards, and cell phones are interconnecting to server systems.  Clustered systems are a significant aspect of market evolution. 
On-going innovation in microprocessor architecture, systems design, networking integration and software to help ensure continuing evolution of server technology.  Market participants seek to achieve price-performance advantage. 
Deploying services over the network requires a server infrastructure platform that is enterprise-ready, developer-rich, and economically compelling.  Servers work as a combination of software, hardware and services that will give the customer value.  Server platforms are positioned as systems that lower administrative costs, lower developer training costs, and provides high availability, high reliability. 
IBM led worldwide server shipments measured in dollars with shares 29% in 2004, in a market that totaled $49.8 billion in 2004 up from $44.6 billion in 2003.  Hewlett Packard is number two in the blade sever market with 26% market share participation in dollars in 2004.
The server market is anticipated to grow from $49.8 billion in shipments in 2004 to $81 billion shipments in 2011. 

Companies Profiled
Hewlett Packard
Steel Eye
Tatung Science and Technology
Hitachi Ltd
F5 Networks
RLX Technologies
Sun Microsystems

Report Methodology

This is the Two-hundred thirty fourth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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