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Server: Global Forecast, Value Chain Analysis, and Opportunities and Challenges

  • Report

  • 27 Pages
  • March 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4514511

Public cloud services still bolstered hardware shipments in 2016 and 2017. As IT infrastructure can now be deemed as services, enterprises have been given more options when it comes to selecting networking solutions. Facing the rise in demand and limited budgets, enterprises have been more inclined to adopt public cloud services. Hence, the growth of server brands which used to sell through traditional markets and distribution channels is much slower than large-scale ISPs (Internet Service Providers) over the years. This report analyzes the current status and future development of the worldwide and Taiwanese server industries while looking into key issues facing the industry.

List of Topics

  • Definition, scope, industrial characteristics of the server industry, and includes its shipment performance for the period 2016-2017
  • Shipment volume and value forecast of the global and Taiwanese server industries for the period 2018-2020
  • The industry's value chain analysis, touching on major players in each segment and their product strategies
  • Highlights observed the server industry that are examined from supply and demand perspectives, and includes opportunities and challenges facing the industry

Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. The Taiwanese Server Industry
2.1 Definition and Scope
2.2 Development of Server Systems
2.2.1 CPU Architectures
2.2.2 Form Factor Design
2.3 Overall Development of the Industry and Market
2.3.1 Industry Lifecycle
2.3.2 Global Server Shipment Volume and Value
2.3.3 Taiwanese Server Shipment Volume and Value
2.3.4 Industry Value Chain

3. Outlook for the Industry and Market
3.1 Shipment Volume and Value Forecast
3.2 Industry Development Highlights

4. Opportunities and Challenges
4.1 While US Brands Adjusting Business Models, Chinese Brands are Gaining Influence
4.2 Industry Supply Chain Concentration Remains Relatively High

AppendixGlossary of TermsList of Companies
List of Figures
Figure 1: Server Product Classifications and Services
Figure 2: Global Server Shipment Volume and Value, 2015-2017
Figure 3: Taiwanese Server Shipment Volume and Value, 2015-2017
Figure 4: Global Server Industry Value Chain
Figure 5: Global Server Shipment Volume and Value Forecast, 2018-2020
Figure 6: Taiwan Server Shipment Volume and Value Forecast, 2018-2020



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Amazon
  • Airbnb
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • Compal
  • Dell
  • EMC
  • Facebook
  • Foxconn
  • Gigabyte
  • Google
  • HP
  • HPE
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Intel
  • Inventec
  • Lenovo
  • Marvell
  • MIC
  • Microsoft
  • MiTAC
  • MSI
  • Oracle
  • Quanta
  • Sugon
  • Tyan
  • Uber
  • Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology
  • Wistron
  • Wiwyunn
  • Xiaom


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis