Dell'Oro Group Launches Server Coverage--Sees Correlation between Server Vendors' Share Gain and Transition to Higher Network Speeds

White Box Server Vendors Account for Nearly 10 Percent of Server Shipments in 3Q13

Dec 10, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group today launched coverage on the Server Market.  The Server Quarterly Market Share Report is the first report on the market to examine servers from a networking perspective.  The Report tracks High-Density vs. Blade vs. Stand-Alone form factors, and highlights the various network speed transitions as well as virtualization metrics among server vendors.


"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.  "In North America, we see a very tight correlation between vendors' ability to gain share and their ability to move to higher speeds to answer the requirements of the growing segments of the market, namely Cloud and Service Provider.  We do expect to see regional differences as Cloud growth shifts away from North America and towards China," explained Dell'Oro. 

The Report also indicates that White Box server vendors, who were the first to move to 10 Gbps on their stand-alone servers, accounted for nearly 10 percent of server shipments in 3Q13 [see chart – White Box Server Vendors' Shipments Share]

"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. "While server shipment growth overall is slowing down, we expect servers shipping to the Cloud and Service Providers to top 20 percent by 2013, and to approach 50 percent by 2017.  Server vendors, along with other system and component vendors who are able to position themselves in these growing segments, will fair better than the market moving forward," added Boujelbene.

About the Report

The Dell'Oro Group Quarterly Server Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, unit, and port shipments for Blade, High-Density and Stand-Alone servers.  We include network attach rates (1 GE, 10 GE, 40 GE, 100 GE and future port speeds), virtualization attach rates and VM density.  Common equipment overlap between storage, servers and switching is also broken out, as well as White Box versus traditional enterprise server shipments.  To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email

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