Non-X86 servers include ARM processor-based, power processor-based, Itanium processor -based servers. Cloud servers require a significant amount of energy to keep running, and any technology that saves energy directly cuts down on costs. An ARM-based server is one of the solutions for this concern, so many giant players are attracted to adopt ARM solutions for their clouds.
More stability, scalability, cost efficiency offer greater adoption of Linux servers among end users particularly data centers.
The growth of the white box server market in APAC is attributed to the increasing presence of cloud service providers in APAC. Hong Kong and Singapore, being strategic locations for the white box server market, presence of giant players such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (China), Tecent Holdings Ltd. (China), Baidu Inc. (China) which play an important role in the white box server market. Also, players such as Facebook Inc. (U.S), Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Amazon Web Services Inc. (U.S.), and Google Inc. (U.S.), among many others are increasing their presence in the APAC market which offers enormous opportunities in the white box server market in this region.
Break-up of the profiles of primary participants for the report has been given below:
- By Company Type: Tier 1 – 35%, Tier 2 – 46%, and Tier 3 – 19%
- By Designation: C–Level Executives – 45%, Directors– 35%, and Others – 20%
- By Region: Americas - 24%, EMEA – 18%, and APAC –58%
The key players in the white box server market include Quanta Computer Inc. (Taiwan), Wistron Corporation (Taiwan), Inventec Corporation (Taiwan), Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd. (Taiwan), MiTAC Holdings Corp. (Taiwan), Celestica Inc. (Canada), Compal Electronics (Taiwan), Hyve Solutions (U.S.), Penguin Computing (U.S.), Servers Direct (U.S.), Stack Velocity Group (U.S.), Super Micro Computer Inc. (U.S.), Silicon Mechanics (U.S.), ZT Systems (U.S.), and so on.
Objectives Of The Study
- To define, describe, and forecast the global white box server market segmented on the basis of processor, business type, form factor, operating system, and geography
- To describe components of the white box server
- To forecast the market size, in terms of value, for various segments with regard to main regions, namely, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC)
- To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the white box server market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)
- To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to the individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution to the total market
- To provide an overview of the value chain in the white box server market and analyze market trends with the Porter’s five forces
- To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their market position in terms of ranking and core competencies, along with detailing the competitive landscape for the market leaders
- To analyze the competitive developments such as joint ventures, collaborations, agreements, contracts, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, new product launches & developments, and R&D in the white box server market
Reasons to Buy the Report:
- Illustrative segmentation, analysis, and forecast for the market based on form factor, business type, processor, operating system, and geography have been conducted to give an overall view of the white box server market.
- The Porter’s five forces framework has been utilized along with the value chain analysis to provide an in-depth insight into the white box server market.
- The major drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the white box server market have been detailed in this report.
- The report includes a detailed competitive landscape along with key players, in-depth analysis, and revenue of key players.
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Scope
1.3.1 Markets Covered
1.4 Years Considered for the Study
2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data
184.108.40.206 Key Data From Secondary Sources
2.1.2 Primary Data
220.127.116.11 Key Data From Primary Sources
18.104.22.168 Key Industry Insights
22.214.171.124 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
2.4 Report Assumptions
3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights
4.1 White Box Server Market to Grow at A High Rate During the Forecast Period (2016–2022)
4.2 White Box Server Market, By Business Type
4.3 White Box Server Market, By Region and By Form Factor
4.4 White Box Server Market: Geographical Snapshot (2015)
5 Market Overview
5.2 Market Segmentation
5.2.1 White Box Server Market, By Form Factor
5.2.2 White Box Server Market, By Business Type
5.2.3 White Box Server Market, By Processor
5.2.4 White Box Server Market, By Operating System
5.3 Market Dynamics
126.96.36.199 Low Cost and High Degree of Customization Drive the White Box Server Market
188.8.131.52 Increasing Adoption of White Box Servers Among End Users
184.108.40.206 Growing Number of Data Centers
220.127.116.11 Rising Adoption of Open Platforms Such as Open Compute Project, Project Scorpio, and So On
18.104.22.168 Odms' Limited Service and Support Capabilities and Lack of Channel Partner Skills Affect Enterprise Business
22.214.171.124 Increase in Demand for Microservers From Data Centers
126.96.36.199 Growing Support for Arm Processors in the White Box Server Market
188.8.131.52 Oems Entering Into the Custom Server Market to Fight Against Odms
6 Industry Trends
6.2 Value Chain Analysis
6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
6.3.4 Threat of New Entrants
6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
6.4 Industrial Developments
6.4.1 Quanta Inc. Designed Server in Conjunction With Facebook as A Part of Open Compute Project in 2011
6.4.2 Amazon Followed Google and Chose Quanta and Foxconn to Build Its Servers in Tandem
6.4.3 Hyve Solutions Built Servers for Facebook
6.4.4 Wistron and Quanta Built Servers for Rackspace Inc. in 2013
6.4.5 Cloudflare Chose Quanta Computer Inc. to Build Its Servers in 2013
6.4.6 Lenovo Acquired Ibm’s Intel-Based Server Business Strengthening Its Position in the Server Market
6.4.7 Hewlett-Packard (U.S.) and Foxconn Technology Group (Taiwan) Entered Into Jv Agreement to Build Low-Cost Server
6.4.8 Nautanix Entered Into Strategic Partnership With Dell Inc.
6.4.9 Foxconn and 21vianet Entered Into A Joint Venture Agreement With Smart Time Technologies
6.4.10 Hyve Solutions, Quanta, Wiwynn, ZT Systems Supporting for Microsoft's Open Cloud Server Specification Version 2
6.4.11 Quanta and Wiwynn Setting Up Factories in Germany and Mexico
6.4.12 Quanta Cloud Technology Expands Its Presence in the APAC Market
6.4.13 Taiwan Server Players Such as Inventec, Mitac International and Aic Expanding Presence in China
6.4.14 Alibaba Expanding Its Presence in India and Japan, Parts of the Middle East, and Europe
6.4.15 Dell Expanding Presence in Hyperscale Data Center Market By Introducing New Line of Business
6.4.16 Dell Serving Its Custom Servers for Second Tier Hyperscale Customers
6.4.17 Cisco Systems Inc. (U.S.) Selects Wistron Corp. (Taiwan) to Provide Servers
6.4.18 Quanta Receives Orders From Uber While Wiwynn From Twitter for Data Centers
6.4.19 Nokia Introduced Open Compute Project (OCP)-Based Servers, Software, and Services for Hyperscale Deployments
6.4.20 Lenovo Enhances Partnership With Inventec to Compete for Server Orders From Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent
6.4.21 Goldman Sachs Shifted to the Open Compute Platform
6.4.22 Google Inc. Contributing to OCP
6.4.23 Apple Started Building Its Own Servers
6.4.24 Google and Rackspace Shifting to Non-X86 Processor for Its Server Design
6.4.25 Tech Data Europe Partnered With Quanta Cloud Technology
6.4.26 Red Hat, Inc. Partnered With Quanta Computer Technology for Private Cloud Solutions and Reference Architecture
6.4.27 Lenovo in Collaboration With Odm Compal to Produce Servers
6.4.28 Quanta and Wiwynn Competing for the Orders for Servers Small- and Medium-Size Data Centers
6.4.29 Facebook’s New Data Center in Europe is Under Construction Providing Opportunities for Odms
6.4.30 Inventec Corp. Won Server Orders From the Alibaba Group in 2016
6.4.31 Micros0ft and Amazon Web Services to Open Data Centers in the U.K.
6.4.32 Lenovo to Supply Servers to Microsoft Data Centers
7 Market, By Form Factor
7.2 Tower Server
7.3 Rack Server
7.4 Blade Server
7.5 Density-Optimized Server
8 Market, By Business Type
8.2 Data Centers
8.3 Enterprise Customers
9 Market, By Processor Type
9.2 X86 Server
9.3 Non-X86 Server
9.4 Recent Developments in the Non-X86 Server Market
9.4.1 Wistron Corp. Selected Applied Micro’s Appliedmicro X-Gene for New X5 Server Series’ OCP-Compliant Chassis Design
9.4.2 Hyve Solutions Entered Into Strategic Partnership With Cavium Inc. (U.S.) to Bring Arm-Based Solutions in the Market
9.4.3 Hp is A Major Player Offering Arm-Based Servers
9.4.4 Dell Inc. Introduced 64-Bit Arm Server A Proof of Concept
9.4.5 Lenovo Joined Hp and Dell for Developing an Arm Server
9.4.6 Cavium and Marvell Introduced New Arm Chips for Servers and Appliances at Computex
9.4.7 Qualcomm’s Entering Into the Data Center Market With Its Arm Chips
9.4.8 Google to Choose Qualcom as It’s Chip Supplier for Its Data Center
9.4.9 Google and Rackspace Designing Servers Based on Power9 Processor
9.4.10 Morgan Stanley Tested A Server With Arm Processors From Appliedmicro in It’s Data Centers
9.4.11 Paypal Deployed Applied Micro’s Arm Servers in It’s Data Center
9.4.12 Applied Micro and Hp Teamed to Introduce Armv8 Server
10 Market, By Operating System
10.2 Linux Operating System
10.2.1 Aspects of Linux
10.2.1.4 Hardware and Scalability
10.3 Other Operating Systems (Windows, Unix)
10.3.1 Windows Operating System
10.3.1.1 Aspects of Windows
10.3.1.1.4 Vendor Support
10.3.2 Unix Operating System
11 Components of A White Box Server
11.4 Memory (Ram)
11.5 Hard Drive
11.6 Server Case/Chassis
11.7 Network Adapter
11.8 Power Supply Device
12 Geographical Analysis
12.2.1 Americas Largest Shareholder of the White Box Server Market
12.2.2 Presence of Giant End-Users in the White Box Server Market Such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft
12.2.3 Canada is an Appealing Data Center Location
12.2.4 Chinese Internet Giant Alibaba Launched Second Cloud Data Center in the U.S.
12.2.5 Google Inc. Building Its 15th Data Center Located in Clarksville, Tennessee
12.3 Emea (Europe, the Middle East, Africa)
12.3.1 Germany—An Attractive Destination in Europe for Building Data Centers
12.3.2 Facebook Building Its Second Data Center in Ireland, Europe
12.3.3 Netherlands—One of the Best Destinations to Build Data Centers
12.3.4 Impact of Brexit on European and Britain Data Center Industry
12.3.5 Amazon Still Firm on Its Plan to Open Data Centers in the U.K.Despite Brexit
12.3.6 Apple Inc. Spending USD 1.9 Billion on New European Data Centers
12.3.7 Role of the Middle East and Africa in the Data Center Industry
12.4.1 Asia-Pacific Fastest-Growing Region for the Data Center Market
12.4.2 Hong Kong Plays A Vital Role in the APAC Market
12.4.3 Singapore Emerging as A Destination for Cloud Service Providers to Build Data Centers
12.4.4 Alibaba Expands Its Data Center Operation in Singapore
12.4.5 China Mobile, A Chinese Telecom Player, is Working With Baidu to Build A Data Center in Beijing for Mobile Internet Users
12.4.6 Tecent Holdings Investing USD 1.57 Billion in Cloud Computing Over Five Years
12.4.7 Amazon Launched First Indian Aws Data Center in Mumbai
12.4.8 Facebook Planning to Build Its First Asia-Pacific Data Center in Taiwan
12.4.9 Microsoft Plans to Build Cloud Data Center in South Korea
13 Competitive Landscape
13.1 Key Player Ranking Analysis for the Server and Whitebox Server Market
13.2 New Product Launches
14 Company Profiles
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
14.2 Quanta Computer Inc.
14.3 Wistron Corporation
14.4 Inventec Corporation
14.5 Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, Ltd.
14.6 Mitac Holdings Corp.
14.7 Celestica Inc.
14.8 Compal Electronics
14.9 Hyve Solutions
14.10 Penguin Computing Inc.
14.11 Servers Direct
14.12 Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI)
14.13 Silicon Mechanics
14.14 Stackvelocity Group
14.15 Super Micro Computer Inc.
14.16 ZT Systems
*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
15.1 Insights From Industry Experts
15.2 Discussion Guide
List of Tables
Table 1 White Box Server Market, By Form Factor
Table 2 White Box Server Market, By Business Type
Table 3 White Box Server Market, By Processor
Table 4 White Box Server Market, By Operating System
Table 5 White Box Server Market, By Form Factor, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 6 White Box Servers Market, By Business Type, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 7 White Box Server Market, By Processor, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 8 White Box Server Market, By Operating System, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 9 White Box Server Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 10 Key Player Ranking for the White Box Server Market
Table 11 New Product Launches, 2015–2016
Table 12 Agreements/Joint Ventures/Partnerships, 2014–2016
List of Figures
Figure 1 White Box Server Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Global White Box Server Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Density-Optimized Servers Expected to Play A Vital Role in the White Box Server Market Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 7 White Box Server Market, By Business Type (2015 vs 2022)
Figure 8 Market for Non-X86 Servers Expected to Grow at A Higher Rate Than the Market for X86 Servers Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 9 White Box Server Market, By Geography, 2015
Figure 10 Growth Opportunities for the White Box Server Market Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 11 Data Centers Expected to Play A Vital Role in White Box Server Market During Forecast Period
Figure 12 Rack & Tower Servers Held the Major Share of the White Box Server Market in 2015
Figure 13 Americas Held the Largest Share of the Global White Box Server Market in 2015
Figure 14 Low Cost and High of Customization Driving White Box Server Market
Figure 15 Value Chain Analysis of the White Box Server Market: Major Value is Added By Component Manufacturers and Product Manufacturers
Figure 16 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: White Box Server Market (2015)
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: White Box Server Market
Figure 18 White Box Server Market: Bargaining Power of Suppliers
Figure 19 White Box Server Market: Bargaining Power of Buyers
Figure 20 White Box Server Market: Threat of Substitutes
Figure 21 White Box Server Market: Threat of New Entrants
Figure 22 White Box Server Market: Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
Figure 23 Overview of Different Types of Servers Based on Form Factors
Figure 24 Density-Optimized Sevrer Gaining Traction in the Hyperscale Data Center Segment
Figure 25 Traditional and New Business Models for the Server Market
Figure 26 Players Offring X86 and Non-86 Server Chips
Figure 27 Market for Non-X86 Servers Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 28 Linux Expected to Lead the White Box Server Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Components of A Server
Figure 30 White Box Server Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecasted Period
Figure 31 New Product Launches Was the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Three Years (2013–2016)
Figure 32 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches Was the Key Strategy
Figure 33 Quanta Computer Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 SWOT Analysis: Quanta Computer Inc.
Figure 35 Wistron Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 SWOT Analysis: Wistron Corp.
Figure 37 Inventec Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 SWOT Analysis: Inventec Corp.
Figure 39 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 SWOT Analysis: Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd.
Figure 41 Mitac Holdings Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 SWOT Analysis: Mitac Holdings Corp.
Figure 43 Celestica, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Compal Electronics: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Silicon Graphics International Corp. : Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Super Micro Computer Inc.: Company Snapshot
Data center is expected to dominate the white box server market druing the forecast period. Hyperscale data center operators such as Google Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (U.S.), and Facebook Inc. (U.S.) prefer to build servers directly from ODMs rather than OEMs due to low-cost of manufacturing with the same quality provided by OEMs and a high degree of customization, which is fuelling the growth of the white box server market. Projects such as OCP, Project Scorpio, and OpenPOWER Foundation are motivating the giant players to build their own servers.
Rack & tower servers are expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of rack servers in both data centers and enterprise customers while tower servers in enterprise customers.The market for non-X86 servers expected to grow at the fastest rate during forecast period due to more power-efficient feature; ARM processors are being preferred by data center operators and an ARM server is getting much support in the server market. The market for Linux servers expected to grow at a significant rate in coming years. More stability, scalability, cost efficiency offer greater adoption of Linux servers among end users.
APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing market for the white box servers during the forecast period due to the increasing presence of cloud service providers in APAC. Hong Kong and Singapore, being strategic locations for the white box server market, presence of giant players such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (China), Tecent Holdings Ltd. (China), Baidu Inc. (China) which play an important role in the white box server market. Also, players such as Facebook Inc. (U.S), Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Amazon Web Services Inc. (U.S.), and Google Inc. (U.S.), among many others are increasing their presence in the APAC market. Moreover, many cloud service providers inclined toward the adoption of white box servers over branded servers. Large enterprises in APAC also expected to adopt white box servers in the coming years.
ODMs' limited service and support capabilities and lack of channel partner engagement affect enterprise business restraining the growth of the market. The major players in the white box server market include Quanta Computer Inc. (Taiwan), Wistron Corporation (Taiwan), Inventec Corporation (Taiwan), Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd. (Taiwan), MiTAC Holdings Corp. (Taiwan), Celestica Inc. (Canada), Compal Electronics (Taiwan), Hyve Solutions (U.S.), Penguin Computing (U.S.), Servers Direct (U.S.), Stack Velocity Group (U.S.), Super Micro Computer Inc. (U.S.), Silicon Mechanics (U.S.), ZT Systems (U.S.), and so on.
- Compal Electronics
- Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, Ltd.
- Hyve Solutions
- Inventec Corporation
- Mitac Holdings Corp.
- Penguin Computing Inc.
- Quanta Computer Inc.
- Servers Direct
- Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI)
- Silicon Mechanics
- Stackvelocity Group
- Super Micro Computer Inc.
- Wistron Corporation
- ZT Systems