Future Market Insights
A microserver is a small server appliance which is based on a system on a chip (SoC). Most of the server motherboard functions are integrated on a single microchip, except DRAM, boot FLASH and power circuits. Thus, the main chip contains more than only compute cores, caches, memory interfaces and PCI controllers.
Microservers offers benefits such as low power and space consumption, distributed resources and scale out workloads that use large numbers of lightweight server nodes. Major application areas of microservers include media storage and Internet data center, especially for applications such as lightweight web serving, simple content delivery nodes, and low-end dedicated hosting.
In recent years, microservers have emerged as a popular choice for small- to medium-sized businesses that need a server but not necessarily a full-scale rack or tower server. Additionally, microservers are adopted by enterprises that operate with minimal IT staff at local or branch offices.
Presently, microservers are well positioned across an array of business sizes along with data centers and cloud companies, especially for those with specific functional or application requirements. Microservers market is in the nascent stage of growth and the current trend towards adoption of software-defined datacenters is expected to open potential opportunity for low-powered simple servers in large quantities.
Major factors responsible for fuelling the demand for microservers are — growth of the web and online services, and increasing demand for computer systems that excels only some at specific tasks
Currently, media storage is the biggest application area in terms of microserver adoption. Therefore, growth of microserver IC market is driven by factors such as continuous growth of digital content increasing popularity of video-on-demand (VOD) content, propagation of high-definition (HD) videos and various other interactive applications and the growth in user-generated content.
Additionally, factors such as growth of cloud computing, big data, single application and dedicated high-scale consumers will boost the microserver IC market growth during the forecast period. Enterprises are allocating significant share of their budgets for microservers and an appreciable portion of these investments are expected to flow into the Microserver IC market.
However, the growth of microserver IC market is expected to be hampered by factors such as limitations related to moderate computing capabilities, lack of standards, high cost and ambiguity about workload capacity and management.
Limitations notwithstanding, microservers have made significant inroads in certain fields as their advantages have solidified.
Microserver IC market is mainly classified on the basis of components, processor type, application area and regions.
On the basis of component, microserver IC market is segmented into hardware, software and services.
On the basis of processor type, microserver IC market is segmented into Intel, ARM, and AMD.
On the basis of application area, the market is segmented as media storage, Internet data centers, analytics, cloud computing, and others.
On the basis of regions, the market is segmented into 7 key regions:
Key Market Players
The major players in the microserver IC market include of Intel Corporation, ARM Holdings, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Cavium Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Dell and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.
Many prominent microserver manufacturers, such as Intel Corporation, Dell and HPE, are in the game and their efforts are helping drive advances in microserver technology.
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