REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 27, 2015 –According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the networking, IT and telecommunications industries, server unit shipments are expected to continue to grow, albeit at a low single digit CAGR for the 2014-2019 period.

“The increase in the number of connected devices as well as the number of workloads processed by data centers will continue to drive demand for physical servers, although virtualization trends will dampen growth rates,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Director at Dell’Oro Group.  “Although server shipments will continue to grow, the deployment location for these servers is definitely changing. Cloud economics—including server prices, resiliency, scalability, and product lifespan—along with enhancements in cloud security are promoting migration of workloads across servers, and are accelerating Cloud adoption,” stated Boujelbene.

The Report indicates that high-density servers, based on either Intel’s X86 or ARM processors will drive the majority of growth in unit shipments during the forecast period. The analysis also discusses the various Ethernet network connectivity options for each server form factor for Cloud vs. Enterprise/Premises deployments, and reveals that a minimum of eight port speeds are expected to co-exist for server access over the next five years.

ABOUT THE REPORT

The Dell’Oro Group Server 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the server market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments for Blade, High-Density and Stand-Alone servers. We also include shipments to Cloud vs.Enterprise/Premises by server form factors and provide Ethernet network attach rates (1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 25 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 50 Gbps and 100 Gbps) for each server category. To purchase these reports, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email julie@DellOro.com.

ABOUT DELL’ORO GROUP

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.