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?
Server Trends Intel Server Trends R. Krause - May 9, 2000 Introduction: The product space being examined is Intel-based servers (still known as PC servers in some areas). In this note, we will examine how five key trends affect users, vendors, and the product(s). In the Intel-based server market, there are five trends of note: Market consolidation Consolidation of servers within a company Focused functionality, e.g., server appliances Movement toward Linux/Linux vs. NT Stratification/segmentation