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Global Microserver Market (Hardware, Application software, Operating System) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019

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Published Date: 2014-04-07
 

Description



A microserver is a single socket, low power, lightweight, and low cost server. Also, it includes a shared infrastructure ecosystem wherein many small server nodes are packaged into a larger ecosystem. A microserver is a system-on-chip (SoC) comprising many small single socket servers that share a chassis, power supply, fans, and a common interconnect for achieving better flexibility, higher density and efficiency. Microservers have gained significant momentum globally, as they are expected to offer better cost performance, higher reliability in SoC-based implementations and overall reduction in cost of ownership due to better self-management. The cloud market is growing and it offers huge opportunity for growth of microservers. Further, there is significant interest shown toward adoption of microservers by some of the large enterprises such as Facebook and Amazon, which is expected to boost the growth of microserver market.

The research report titled “Microserver Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019” offers an in-depth analysis of the global market based on processor type, components of microserver environment, applications, end-users and major geographies for the period from 2013 to 2019. The report provides complete analysis of the factors driving and restraining market growth, potential growth opportunities, and prevailing trends behind the increasing popularity of microservers. The research report provides market estimates and forecast for all the market segments in terms of unit shipments and revenue (USD million), and explains the impact of various factors on these segments. The report also offers analysis of the competitive scenario in the market with the help of Porter’s Five Forces and analysis of the value chain.

Segmentation by processor type includes Intel, ARM, AMD and others (Tilera, Power, MIPS). The global market for microservers is also segmented, based on the components of microserver environment, as hardware, operating system, and application software. The research report aims to provide complete insight on applications of microserver which includes data center and cloud. Further, end-users have been segmented on the basis of their size into small-size enterprises (1 to 100 employees), medium-size enterprises (100 to 1000 employees) and large-size enterprises (over 1000 employees). Major geographies analyzed under this research study include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). 

The global market for microservers has been sub-segmented based on various parameters providing strategic analysis for various stakeholders across the value chain. The report also presents a market share analysis of major players in the global microserver market in 2012.

Along with the cross-sectional analysis of the microserver market scenario mentioned above, the report also includes competitive profiling of key players, business strategies and recent developments associated with the market. Major players profiled in the report include Intel Corporation, ARM Ltd., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), Dell, Inc., Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Quanta Computer, Inc., Penguin Computing and Acer.

The report also includes competitive profiling of major players engaged in manufacturing microserver units. Major business strategies adopted by them, their market positioning, and various recent developments have also been identified in the research report. This report also provides market share analysis of major players in the microserver market based on their 2012 revenue. 

The global physical security market is segmented as below:

Microserver Market Segmentation

By Processor Type
  • Intel
    • Intel Xeon
    • Intel Atom
  • ARM
  • AMD
  • Others (Tilera, Power, MIPS)
By Components
  • Hardware
  • Application software
  • Operating system 
By Application
  • Data center
  • Cloud
By End-use Industry
  • Small-size enterprises
  • Medium-size enterprises
  • Large-size enterprises
By Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the world (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Table of Contents


Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Research scope
1.3 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive summary

Chapter 3 Microserver Market Analysis
3.1 Market overview
3.2 Factor analysis
      3.2.1 Market drivers
              3.2.1.1 Growing demand for power efficient, high density and low cost server ecosystems
              3.2.1.2 Growth of cloud computing, cloud-based services and big data
              3.2.1.3 Dedicated, single application, high-scale customers
     3.2.2 Market restraints
              3.2.2.1 The economics of switching to microserver
              3.2.2.2 Program compatibility with legacy servers (e.g. Intel x86) and performance limitations
              3.2.2.3 Competition from other technologies such as server virtualization
     3.2.3 Market opportunities
              3.2.3.1 Providing application-specific software
3.3 Market trends
3.4 Value chain analysis
3.5 Microserver market attractiveness
3.6 Porter’s five force analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers –High
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers –Moderate
      3.6.3 Threat from new entrants –High
      3.6.4 Threat from substitutes –Moderate
      3.6.5 Degree of competition–Moderate
3.7 Microserver market share analysis

Chapter 4 Microserver Market Analysis, By Processor Type 2013 - 2019
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Global microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
4.3 Global microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
4.4 Intel processor
      4.4.1 Global Intel processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      4.4.2 Global Intel processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      4.4.3 Intel Xeon processor
      4.4.4 Global Intel Xeon processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      4.4.5 Global Intel Xeon processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      4.4.6 Intel Atom processor
      4.4.7 Global Intel Atom processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      4.4.8 Global Intel Atom processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
4.5 ARM
      4.5.1 Global ARM processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      4.5.2 Global ARM processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
4.6 AMD
      4.6.1 Global AMD processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      4.6.2 Global AMD processor based microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
4.7 Others (Tilera, Power, MIPS)
      4.7.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for other processors, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      4.7.2 Global microservers market unit shipment forecast for other processors, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)

Chapter 5 Microserver Market Analysis, By Components 2013 – 2019
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Hardware
      5.2.1 Global microserver hardware market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
5.3 Operating system
      5.3.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for operating system, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
5.4 Application software
      5.4.1 Global application software for microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)

Chapter 6 Microserver Market Analysis, By Application2013 - 2019
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Data centers
      6.2.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for data centers, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      6.2.2 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for data centers, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
6.3 Cloud
      6.3.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for cloud applications, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      6.3.2 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for cloud applications, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)

Chapter 7 Microserver Market Analysis, By End-user 2013 - 2019
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Small-size enterprises
      7.2.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for small-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      7.2.2 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for small-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
7.3 Medium-size enterprises
      7.3.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for medium-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      7.3.2 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for medium-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
7.4 Large-size enterprises
      7.4.1 Global microservers market size and forecast for large-size enterprises, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      7.4.2 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for large-size enterprises, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)

Chapter 8 Microserver Market Analysis, By Region 2013 - 2019
8.1 Introduction
8.2 North America microserver market
      8.2.1 North America microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.2.2 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.2.3 North America microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.2.4 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.2.5 North America Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.2.6 North America Intel processor based microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.2.7 North America microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.2.8 North America microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.2.9 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.2.10 North America microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.2.11 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
8.3 Europe microserver market
      8.3.1 Europe microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.3.2 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.3.3 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.3.4 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.3.5 Europe Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.3.6 Europe Intel processor based microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.3.7 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.3.8 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.3.9 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.3.10 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.3.11 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
8.4 Asia Pacific microserver market
      8.4.1 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.4.2 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.4.3 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.4.4 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.4.5 Asia Pacific Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.4.6 Asia Pacific Intel processor based microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.4.7 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.4.8 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.4.9 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.4.10 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.4.11 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
8.5 Rest of the world (RoW) microserver market
      8.5.1 RoW microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.5.2 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.5.3 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.5.4 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.5.5 RoW Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.5.6 RoW Intel processor based microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.5.7 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.5.8 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.5.9 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
      8.5.10 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
      8.5.11 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)

Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1 Intel Corporation
      9.1.1 Company overview
      9.1.2 Financial overview
      9.1.3 Business strategy
      9.1.4 SWOT analysis
      9.1.5 Recent developments
9.2 ARM Ltd.
      9.2.1 Company overview
      9.2.2 Financial overview
      9.2.3 Business strategy
      9.2.4 SWOT analysis
      9.2.5 Recent developments
9.3 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
      9.3.1 Company overview
      9.3.2 Financial overview
      9.3.3 Business strategy
      9.3.4 SWOT analysis
      9.3.5 Recent developments
9.4 Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP)
      9.4.1 Company overview
      9.4.2 Financial overview
      9.4.3 Business strategy
      9.4.4 SWOT analysis
      9.4.5 Recent developments
9.5 Dell, Inc.
      9.5.1 Company overview
      9.5.2 Financial overview
      9.5.3 Business strategy
      9.5.4 SWOT analysis
      9.5.5 Recent developments
9.6 Penguin Computing, Inc.
      9.6.1 Company overview
      9.6.2 Financial overview
      9.6.3 Business strategy
      9.6.4 SWOT analysis
      9.6.5 Recent developments
9.7 Quanta QCT
      9.7.1 Company overview
      9.7.2 Financial overview
      9.7.3 Business strategy
      9.7.4 SWOT analysis
      9.7.5 Recent developments
9.8 MiTAC International Corporation
      9.8.1 Company overview
      9.8.2 Financial overview
      9.8.3 Business strategy
      9.8.4 SWOT analysis
      9.8.5 Recent developments
9.9 Tilera Corporation
      9.9.1 Company overview
      9.9.2 Financial overview
      9.9.3 Business strategy
      9.9.4 SWOT analysis
      9.9.5 Recent developments
9.10 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
      9.10.1 Company overview
      9.10.2 Financial overview
      9.10.3 Business strategy
      9.10.4 SWOT analysis
      9.10.5 Recent developments

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Market segmentation: Global microserver market
FIG. 2 Global data center traffic growth (Exabytes/year), 2012 - 2017
FIG. 3 Estimated web 2.0 data center spending (USD billion)
FIG. 4 Value chain analysis for microservers market
FIG. 5 Market attractiveness analysis for microservers market
FIG. 6 Porter’s five force analysis for microservers market
FIG. 1 Microserver OEM/ ODM market share 2012 (% revenue)
FIG. 2 Global microserver market shares, by processor type 2012 & 2019 (%)
FIG. 3 Global microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 4 Global microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 5 Global Intel processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 6 Global Intel processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 7 Global Intel Xeon processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 8 Global Intel Xeon processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 9 Global Intel Atom processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 10 Global Intel Atom processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 11 Global ARM processor based microservers market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 12 Global ARM processor based microservers unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 13 Global AMD processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 14 Global AMD processor based microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 15 Global microservers market size and forecast for other processors, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 16 Global microservers market unit shipment forecast for other processors, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 17 Global microserver market shares, by components 2012 & 2019 (%)
FIG. 18 Global microserver hardware market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 19 Global microservers market size and forecast for operating system, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 20 Global application software for microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 21 Global microserver market shares, by application 2012 & 2019 (%)
FIG. 22 Global microservers market size and forecast for data centers, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 23 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for data centers, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 24 Global microservers market size and forecast for cloud applications, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 25 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for cloud applications, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 26 Global microserver market shares, by application 2012 & 2019 (%)
FIG. 27 Global microservers market size and forecast for small-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 28 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for small-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 29 Global microservers market size and forecast for medium-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 30 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for medium-size enterprise segment, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 31 Global microservers market size and forecast for large-size enterprises, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 32 Global microservers unit shipment forecast for large-size enterprises, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 33 Global microserver market shares, by geography 2012 & 2019 (%)
FIG. 34 North America microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 35 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 36 Europe microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 37 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 38 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 39 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 40 RoW microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
FIG. 41 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
FIG. 42 Intel Corporation annual revenue, 2010 - 2012 (USD million)
FIG. 43 Shipment of ARM processor based chips, 2010 - 2012 (billion units)
FIG. 44 ARM chip shipments by processor type,2012 (%)
FIG. 45 ARM Holdings plc revenue, 2010 - 2012 (USD million)
FIG. 46 AMD revenue, 2010 - 2012 (USD million)
FIG. 47 HP ESSN segment annual revenue, 2010-2012 (USD million)
FIG. 48 Dell Servers and Networking segment annual revenue, 2010-2012 (USD million)
FIG. 49 Quanta Computer Inc annual revenue, 2011-2012 (USD billion)
FIG. 50 MiTAC International Corporation annual revenue, 2011-2012 (USD million)
FIG. 51 Marvell Technology Group Ltd annual revenue, 2011-2012 (USD million)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Snapshot for global microserver market
TABLE 2 Drivers for microserver market: Impact analysis
TABLE 3 Comparison of virtualized large server to the equivalent number of microservers
TABLE 4 Cloud traffic growth by region, 2012 - 2019 (exabytes)
TABLE 5 Restraints for microserver market: Impact analysis
TABLE 6 North America microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 7 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 8 North America Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 9 North America Intel processor based microserver forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 10 North America microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 11 North America microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 12 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 13 North America microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 14 North America microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 15 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 16 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 17 Europe Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 18 Europe Intel processor based microserver forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 19 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 20 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 21 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 22 Europe microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 23 Europe microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 24 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 25 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 26 Asia Pacific Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 27 Asia Pacific Intel processor based microserver forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 28 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 29 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 30 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 31 Asia Pacific microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 32 Asia Pacific microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 33 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 34 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, by processor type 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 35 RoW Intel processor based microserver market size and forecast, 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 36 RoW Intel processor based microserver forecast, 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 37 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by components 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 38 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 39 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, by applications 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)
TABLE 40 RoW microserver market size and forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 41 RoW microserver unit shipment forecast, by end-users 2011 – 2019 (thousand units)

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Microserver is a low power, lightweight, and low cost server. This again includes system-on-chip (SoC) systems comprising of many small single socket servers that share a chassis, power supplies, fans, and a common interconnect for achieving better flexibility, higher density and efficiency. The total value for global market microserver stood at USD 1,059.69 million in 2012 and it is estimated that the market would reach a size of USD 30,205.56 million by 2019. It is estimated that the market would experience growth at a CAGR of 43.4% in terms of revenue during the period from 2013 to 2019. Further, it has been estimated that a total of 2,137.92 thousand units of microserver would be shipped in 2019. The growth in demand for microservers is driven by the growing demand for power efficient, high density and low cost server ecosystems around data center and cloud. Microservers also offer better overall cost-performance, higher reliability in system-on-chip (SoC)-based implementations and overall reduction in total cost of ownership due to better self-management and are expected to define future around data center and cloud. It is expected that total cloud traffic would grow at a CAGR of 29.9% over the period 2013 to 2019 and it is expected to drive the growth in adoption of microservers. In addition, growing clout for microservers among dedicated, single application, high-scale customers for very low power server designs is expected to boost the demand in coming future as these have the required expertise and willingness to rewrite old software that run on legacy software and optimize it for microservers.

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Microservers are optimized for workload such as static simple content delivery node, web servers, distributed memory caching, cold data storage; entry dedicated hosting and entry level security appliances and switches. It is expected that microserver market would grow over the coming years owing to the fact that end-users can utilize this technology to deploy systems that offer better cost-performance at lower total cost of ownership. End-users would also benefit from its reliability, reduced power and space requirements, and low cost of entry offered by microserver platforms.

Intel processor based microservers were dominating the market landscape in 2012, however; with several players foraying into this space with processor licensed from ARM, the competition in market is going to be intense. In 2014, multiple players with 64-bit SoC-based processor, designed for microserver and often offering sub-10W thermal design power (TDP) are expected to change the scenario. Microservers find application in data center and cloud environments and with lowering the power and space consumption becoming a priority with operators, the microservers are expected to see increased demand. Microserver market in terms of revenue around cloud is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 62.0% from 2013 to 2019, owing to fact that cloud is growing at a higher rate as compared to traditional data centers.

Initial customers of these low power servers were the small and medium-size enterprises with their combined market share for microserver in 2012 being 82.6% as compared to 17.4% for large-size enterprises. However, this scenario is expected to change significantly with several hyperscale customers showing interest in SoC-based microservers. Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest growing region over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019. Replacing existing infrastructure with a microserver is still a concern with small-size data center operators as this has to make sense economically, however; this is not the case with new infrastructure for data center and cloud coming up during the forecast period. The infrastructure for data center and cloud is expected to grow faster in Asia Pacific and Europe and thus expecting better growth in small and medium size business segment in Asia Pacific and Europe as compared to North America for microserver is justified.

Some of the major vendors in this market include Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), Dell Inc, Quanta Computer Inc., Penguin Computing and Acer Inc among others. HP emerged as a leader in 2012 followed by Dell, with their very low power server sales, however; it is seen that the real market would come alive in 2014 with multiple vendors foraying into market offering servers with multicore, 64-bit processors from different ARM licensees and Intel.
 

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