The State of Servers in 2014

  • The server market is changing, as it always does. HP remains the leader with IBM some distance behind it in second place. Dell is nipping at IBM's heels. But all big name server makers are losing ground to the white box ODM market which is taking big chunks out of the market, primarily as they are popular in the cloud computing space. Cisco has done well but remains with only 6.2 percent of the market making them, still, an "also ran."

    All of the serious players are shrinking but IBM was the one really taking a beating as they shed their commodity server business and their chip business and their remaining Power systems completely fail in the marketplace as essentially no new customers exist for them while existing customers migrate off of those platforms in droves.

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