target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Apr 2020 - Document type: IDC Perspective - Doc  Document number: # US46178220

A Case for Single-Socket Servers in 2020


  • Paul Maguranis
  • Kuba Stolarski Loading
  • Sebastian Lagana


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This IDC Perspective examines an often overlooked aspect of server choice: how many sockets should the server have? As server and server component technology continue to evolve, so does the viability of single-socket servers within the enterprise datacenter.

"Technical advancements in server processing and form factor technology have produced enterprise-ready single-socket servers that can enhance the agility and efficiency of your datacenter," said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst, IDC's Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group. "Through the adoption of single-socket servers for some workloads and deployment scenarios, IT buyers may realize cost savings previously unattainable in some dual-socket architectures."


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