Gartner: datacenter growth negatively impacts server market

September 25, 2017

According to Gartner, the data center system segment is expected to grow by 0.3 percent in 2017.
While this is up from negative growth in 2016, the segment is experiencing a slowdown in the server market.


“We are seeing a shift in who is buying servers and who they are buying them from,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner.
“Enterprises are moving away from buying servers from the traditional vendors and instead of renting server power in the cloud from companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. This has created a reduction in spending on servers which is impacting the overall data center system segment.”

At the same time, more and more IT organizations are investigating migration of legacy applications to the cloud.

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