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Cloud Poised for Double-Digit Expansion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 18, 2020 – According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the worldwide Server and Storage System market is forecast for a modest 1 percent growth in 2020. After the Cloud slowed spending in 2019 to digest excess capacity, the segment is poised for a double-digit expansion this year.

“The weaker-than-projected finish to 2019, mostly attributed to various macroeconomic headwinds which slowed Enterprise spending, is likely to spill into 2020, reducing growth,” said Baron Fung, Director at Dell’Oro Group. “The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), whose emergence has been swift and unexpected, could introduce further supply and demand shocks to an already uncertain market, further impacting growth. However, stronger growth is projected for the Cloud server market, as the major Cloud service providers seeks to resume capacity expansion in existing and new data centers,” explained Fung.

Additional highlights from the 4Q 2019 Server and Storage Systems Quarterly Report:

  • The worldwide Server and Storage System market combined for a $100 billion revenue in 2019, a 2 percent annual decline.
  • Dell ranked number one in Server and Storage System vendor revenue share in 2019, followed by HPE and Inspur.
  • White box servers, which are primarily deployed by the Top 4 Cloud service providers, surpassed 1.3 million units in 4Q 2019, an all-time-high.

About the Report

Dell’Oro Group’s Server and Storage Systems Quarterly Report provides complete in-depth coverage of the Server and Storage Systems market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue and port shipments for Blade, High-Density, and Stand-Alone servers; and for All-Flash and Hybrid/Disk-based Storage Arrays. The report describes white box versus traditional enterprise server and storage systems shipments, and server and storage systems network connectivity. To purchase this report, please contact us at

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets. Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit

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