The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?
such as Cobalt and CacheFlow). Presently, it is unclear which strategy will yield the best long-term results. Consolidation in this market has already started: Quantum bought Meridian, maker of the Snap! server, IBM bought Whistle Communications, maker of a small caching server. We expect some modest proliferation for the next year, followed by a longer period of consolidation. Product As mentioned earlier, server appliances made their biggest splash in the caching market. This is primarily due to the