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Asia/Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker

IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker® greatly enhances clients' ability to respond quickly and effectively to today's dynamic server market. The rapid enhancement in performance, scalability, and reliability of servers with the advent of multicore and virtualization technologies has helped significantly increase customer acceptance across multiple workloads, including mission-critical workloads. Vendors need to constantly innovate to be able to successfully win in the hypercompetitive server market segment. Will the server market continue to forge ahead, and how will the market dynamics change over the coming years? IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker® provides clients with extremely time-sensitive in-depth market updates and insights that help them better understand the key market trends and inflection points emerging so that they can take better strategic and tactical actions driving their business and marketing decisions.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas listed in this section. Measurement for this tracker is in unit shipments, vendor revenue, and value.

Core coverage:

  • Vendor, product brand, model name (for historical data only)
  • CPU type: x86, CISC, EPIC, and RISC
  • Server class: Volume, midrange enterprise, and high-end enterprise
  • Socket capability: 1, 2, 4, 8, and others
  • Product: Blade, multinode, tower, large systems, and rack optimized
  • Operating system: Windows, Unix, Linux, and others
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, and value

Optional content add-ons

  • Model-level details
  • Vertical segment: 8 segments or 20 segments
  • Horizontal segment: 7 segments
  • Channels

Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (16 countries)
  • Country breakdown: Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of Asia/Pacific

Data Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are:

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data
  • Historical add-on splits data
  • Annual channel data

Forecast Coverage

The server market forecast in this tracker product provides three years of historical market view and five years of annual forecast, with an option for a quarterly breakdown (for x86 servers only). Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core forecast coverage:

  • Total server market annual five-year forecast by CPU type, server class, and OS in units and value
  • x86 server market five-year forecast by socket capability, product, horizontal segment, and OS in units and value