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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 10, 2015 –In a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking, telecommunications and information technology industries, estimates revealed that white box server vendors comprised a record portion of the Server market in fourth quarter 2014.

“The number of servers that shipped to Cloud data centers was up around 50% from the year ago period. As Cloud data centers grow as a portion of the total market, so does their consumption of white box servers,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Director at Dell’Oro Group. “While many Cloud providers contributed to the strong results, we believe that most of the increase was driven by the “Big Four” (Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft). These four customers each have an installed base of more than one million servers. To put this into context, collectively, they are buying more servers every quarter than the entire server installed base of a tier two Cloud data center, such as Rackspace or eBay, for example.”

The Dell’Oro Group Server Quarterly Market Share Report shows how the top four Cloud data center accounts are positioned to influence not only the server market but also the networking trends and technologies in the data center. The Report is the first to examine servers from a networking perspective. It closely tracks several key areas of the market, including the migration to higher server access speeds (25 Gbps vs. 40 Gbps), and it shows that the migration to speeds greater than 10Gbps in large data centers is well underway.


The Dell’Oro Group Quarterly Server Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, unit, and port shipments for Blade, High-Density and Stand-Alone servers. We include network attach rates (1 GE, 10 GE, 40 GE, 100 GE and future port speeds), virtualization attach rates and VM density. Common equipment overlap between storage, servers and switching is also broken out, as well as white box versus traditional enterprise server shipments. To purchase this report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email


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