A report said that Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM) Quanta will supply search engine giant Google with its servers in 2015.
Google has long abandoned the habit of using “brand name” servers from the likes of Dell, HP or IBM/Lenovo.
The news, reported in Digitimes, confirms a recent survey saying that the ODMs, which often build machines that are then subsequently branded, are taking market share from the brand names. more»
Roadmaps seen by sources close to chip manufacturer Intel say there’s a series of sea changes for server chips to be released in the second quarter of 2015.
According to reporters at Taiwanese wire Digitimes, Intel will release processors for servers based on Haswell-EX as it readies other products for workstations too. more»
Megadistributor Avnet said it has been appointed as a global Lenovo route to market.
This follows Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s System x (X86) server business early in the month.
Avnet said it will sell Lenovo servers in over 40 different countries around the world. more»
A few weeks back we reported that the lucrative datacentre market could well be the target for new vendors to enter the fray.
Now there’s some hard evidence for that. Taiwanese firm Quanta Computer, which previously played in the original design manufacturer (ODM) game, and made notebooks for the major brands, has branched out into the server market. more»
In a sign that things wont be what they were in the past, HP said it has announced two servers based on ARM architecture, rather than the old fashioned Intel stuff.
The two enterprise class servers use 64-bit ARM microprocessors which it said “offer value choice in their compute strategy”. more»
Sales of worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms rose by a third in the second quarter of this year with a net worth of $2.4 billion, compared to the same quarter a year back.
IDC defines integrated infrastructure and platforms as pre-integrated certified systems containin server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment and systems management software. more»
Another survey on the growth of big data technology and services underlines the growth in this sector of the IT market.
Market research company IDC predicts that the western Eurpean big data market will grow between now and 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 24.6 percent. more»
A report from Gartner today suggested that original design manufacturers (ODMs) are set to cut out brand vendors in the global X86 server market.
It estimates that sales of servers by ODMs directly to customers will be worth $4.6 billion by 2018, representing 16 percent or so of the market. more»
In one of those strange twists of fate that dog the semiconductor industry, it appears X86 giant Intel is now one of the biggest licensees of ARM tech on the planet, now it is a foundry business. ARM, of course, offers an advantage over X86 servers in terms of both functionality and heat. more»
A report from IDC said EMEA server revenues showed a slight uptick in the first quarter of this year – up 1.5 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
The EMEA server market generated $2.8 billion in the first quarter – that’s $44 million more than the same quarter in 2013 and amounting to 537,800 units. more»
An American newspaper claimed that Intel is taking advantage of its near monopolistic position by hiking microprocessor prices for servers.
The Wall Street Journal said over the bank holiday weekend that ASPs for Intel server chips soared.
Intel told the Journal that customers wanted higher end CPUs for server systems. more»
Taiwanese ODM firm Quanta is hoping that demand for servers will help boost its profits.
That’s according to Digitimes, which claimed that Quanta’s direct customers include Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, NTT, KDDI, Korea Telecom and Singapore Telecom. NEC uses Quanta to build its units. more»
It’s not all bad news for Intel, which is beginning to be affected by peoples’ disinterest worldwide in buying expensive X86 notebooks.
According to IDC, the X86 server market in the middle east and Africa had significant year on year growth in the third quarter of 2013, expanding by 9.9 in volume and 10.6 percent in revenue. more»
There’s more gloomy news for chip giant Intel.
A report by Digitimes Research estimates that a total of 20,000 units of ARM-based servers ship this year. And while that’s hardly made a dent in Chipzilla’s armour yet, only representing 0.2 percent of that market, that’s set to change. more»
Worldwide shipments of servers only grew 1.9 percent in the third quarter of this year, but revenues fell 2.1 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Big Blue fared particularly badly.
That’s according to the Gartner Group, which said that the worldwide server market is continuing to show weak performance. more»