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December 11, 2013

Dell'Oro Group Releases Server Quarterly Market Share Report

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Dell (News - Alert)'Oro Group, a company that has been offering objective research and analysis that is helpful for component manufacturers, equipment vendors and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions, has recently released a new server quarterly market share report.

The new quarterly server report was built after reviewing High-Density vs. Blade vs. Stand-Alone form factors and analysis of the various network speed transitions as well as virtualization metrics among server vendors. This report offers a new view of the market, through the lens of the networking industry.

“We are pleased to be launching our server coverage at a very interesting inception point, and from a unique angle.  As servers, storage and networking converge, and as server form factors are evolving, the networking element of the server is becoming increasingly important," said Tam Dell'Oro, President of Dell'Oro Group. 

Tam Dell'Oro said that in North America they see a very tight correlation between vendors' ability to gain share and their ability to move to higher speeds and to answer the requirements of the growing segments of the market, namely Cloud and Service Provider.

The report also discusses the market and vendor market share data and qualitative information, reporting on manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for each server type. According to the report, White Box (News - Alert) server vendors have accounted for nearly 10 percent of server shipments in the third quarter of 2013.

"White Box server vendors' ability to provide customized servers at compelling prices handed them a distinct competitive advantage in the Cloud and Service Provider segments," explained Sameh Boujelbene, senior analyst at Dell'Oro Group.

 According to Boujelbene, the servers shipping to the Cloud and Service Providers will jump to 20 percent by 2013 and will reach 50 percent by 2017.

Dell'Oro Group also offers market level information by region for Blade, High-Density and Stand-Alone Servers including North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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