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White Box Server Market by Form Factor (Rack & Tower, Blade, Density-Optimized), Business Type (Data Centers, Enterprise Customers), Processor (X86, non-X86), Operating System (Linux, Windows, UNIX), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: September 2016
Report Code: SE 4589

 

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The white box server market was valued at USD 4.59 Billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 14.43 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 18.6% between 2016 and 2022. The base year considered for study is 2015, and the forecast period is between 2016 and 2022.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the white box server market based on form factor, business type, processor, operating system, and geography. Report forecasts the market size, in terms of value, and main regions: the Americas, Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC). It strategically profiles the key players and comprehensively analyzes their market rankings and core competencies, along with the detailed competitive landscape for the market leaders.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the white box server market begins with capturing data on key vendor revenue through secondary research sources such as digitimes, MTG Blog, factiva, and so on. The vendor offerings are also taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. The bottom-up procedure has been employed to arrive at the overall size of the global white box server market from the revenue of key players. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments which have been verified through the primary research by conducting extensive interviews of people holding key positions such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. The market breakdown and data triangulation procedures have been employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of the profiles of primaries is depicted in the below figure:

White Box Server Market

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The white box server ecosystem comprises material and component providers, ODMs, end users such as data centers and enterprise customers. The players involved in the white box server market include Quanta Computer Inc. (Taiwan), Wistron Corporation (Taiwan), Inventec Corporation (Taiwan), Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd. (Taiwan), MiTAC Holdings Corp. (Taiwan), Celestica Inc. (Canada), Compal Electronics (Taiwan), Hyve Solutions (U.S.), Penguin Computing (U.S.), Servers Direct (U.S.), Stack Velocity Group (U.S.), Super Micro Computer Inc. (U.S.), Silicon Mechanics (U.S.), and ZT Systems (U.S.).

Target Audience of the Report:

  • Associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Raw material vendors
  • Component providers
  • Original design manufacturers
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Cloud service providers
  • Operating system providers
  • Processor manufacturers
  • Research organizations

 “This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global white box server market on the basis of form factor, business type, processor, operating system, and geography.

White Box Server Market, by Form Factor:

  • Rack & tower servers
  • Blade servers
  • Density-optimized servers

White Box Server Market, by Business Type:

  • Data centers
  • Enterprise customers

White Box Server Market, by Processor:

  • X86 servers
  • Non-X86 servers

White Box Server Market, by Operating System:

  • Linux
  • Others (Windows, UNIX)

White Box Server Market, by Geography:

  • Americas
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
    1.4 Years Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Report Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 White Box Server Market to Grow at A High Rate During the Forecast Period (2016–2022)
    4.2 White Box Server Market, By Business Type
    4.3 White Box Server Market, By Region and By Form Factor
    4.4 White Box Server Market: Geographical Snapshot (2015)

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 White Box Server Market, By Form Factor
           5.2.2 White Box Server Market, By Business Type
           5.2.3 White Box Server Market, By Processor
           5.2.4 White Box Server Market, By Operating System
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Low Cost and High Degree of Customization Drive the White Box Server Market
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Adoption of White Box Servers Among End Users
                    5.3.1.3 Growing Number of Data Centers
                    5.3.1.4 Rising Adoption of Open Platforms Such as Open Compute Project, Project Scorpio, and So On
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Odms' Limited Service and Support Capabilities and Lack of Channel Partner Skills Affect Enterprise Business
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Increase in Demand for Microservers From Data Centers
                    5.3.3.2 Growing Support for Arm Processors in the White Box Server Market
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Oems Entering Into the Custom Server Market to Fight Against Odms

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.4 Industrial Developments
           6.4.1 Quanta Inc. Designed Server in Conjunction With Facebook as A Part of Open Compute Project in 2011
           6.4.2 Amazon Followed Google and Chose Quanta and Foxconn to Build Its Servers in Tandem
           6.4.3 Hyve Solutions Built Servers for Facebook
           6.4.4 Wistron and Quanta Built Servers for Rackspace Inc. in 2013
           6.4.5 Cloudflare Chose Quanta Computer Inc. to Build Its Servers in 2013
           6.4.6 Lenovo Acquired Ibm’s Intel-Based Server Business Strengthening Its Position in the Server Market
           6.4.7 Hewlett-Packard (U.S.) and Foxconn Technology Group (Taiwan) Entered Into Jv Agreement to Build Low-Cost Server
           6.4.8 Nautanix Entered Into Strategic Partnership With Dell Inc.
           6.4.9 Foxconn and 21vianet Entered Into A Joint Venture Agreement With Smart Time Technologies
           6.4.10 Hyve Solutions, Quanta, Wiwynn, ZT Systems Supporting for Microsoft's Open Cloud Server Specification Version 2
           6.4.11 Quanta and Wiwynn Setting Up Factories in Germany and Mexico
           6.4.12 Quanta Cloud Technology Expands Its Presence in the APAC Market
           6.4.13 Taiwan Server Players Such as Inventec, Mitac International and Aic Expanding Presence in China
           6.4.14 Alibaba Expanding Its Presence in India and Japan, Parts of the Middle East, and Europe
           6.4.15 Dell Expanding Presence in Hyperscale Data Center Market By Introducing New Line of Business
           6.4.16 Dell Serving Its Custom Servers for Second Tier Hyperscale Customers
           6.4.17 Cisco Systems Inc. (U.S.) Selects Wistron Corp. (Taiwan) to Provide Servers
           6.4.18 Quanta Receives Orders From Uber While Wiwynn From Twitter for Data Centers
           6.4.19 Nokia Introduced Open Compute Project (OCP)-Based Servers, Software, and Services for Hyperscale Deployments
           6.4.20 Lenovo Enhances Partnership With Inventec to Compete for Server Orders From Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent
           6.4.21 Goldman Sachs Shifted to the Open Compute Platform
           6.4.22 Google Inc. Contributing to OCP
           6.4.23 Apple Started Building Its Own Servers
           6.4.24 Google and Rackspace Shifting to Non-X86 Processor for Its Server Design
           6.4.25 Tech Data Europe Partnered With Quanta Cloud Technology
           6.4.26 Red Hat, Inc. Partnered With Quanta Computer Technology for Private Cloud Solutions and Reference Architecture
           6.4.27 Lenovo in Collaboration With Odm Compal to Produce Servers
           6.4.28 Quanta and Wiwynn Competing for the Orders for Servers Small- and Medium-Size Data Centers
           6.4.29 Facebook’s New Data Center in Europe is Under Construction Providing Opportunities for Odms
           6.4.30 Inventec Corp. Won Server Orders From the Alibaba Group in 2016
           6.4.31 Micros0ft and Amazon Web Services to Open Data Centers in the U.K.
           6.4.32 Lenovo to Supply Servers to Microsoft Data Centers

7 Market, By Form Factor (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Tower Server
    7.3 Rack Server
    7.4 Blade Server
    7.5 Density-Optimized Server

8 Market, By Business Type (Page No. - 66)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Data Centers
    8.3 Enterprise Customers

9 Market, By Processor Type (Page No. - 70)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 X86 Server
    9.3 Non-X86 Server
    9.4 Recent Developments in the Non-X86 Server Market
           9.4.1 Wistron Corp. Selected Applied Micro’s Appliedmicro X-Gene for New X5 Server Series’ OCP-Compliant Chassis Design
           9.4.2 Hyve Solutions Entered Into Strategic Partnership With Cavium Inc. (U.S.) to Bring Arm-Based Solutions in the Market
           9.4.3 Hp is A Major Player Offering Arm-Based Servers
           9.4.4 Dell Inc. Introduced 64-Bit Arm Server A Proof of Concept
           9.4.5 Lenovo Joined Hp and Dell for Developing an Arm Server
           9.4.6 Cavium and Marvell Introduced New Arm Chips for Servers and Appliances at Computex
           9.4.7 Qualcomm’s Entering Into the Data Center Market With Its Arm Chips
           9.4.8 Google to Choose Qualcom as It’s Chip Supplier for Its Data Center
           9.4.9 Google and Rackspace Designing Servers Based on Power9 Processor
           9.4.10 Morgan Stanley Tested A Server With Arm Processors From Appliedmicro in It’s Data Centers
           9.4.11 Paypal Deployed Applied Micro’s Arm Servers in It’s Data Center
           9.4.12 Applied Micro and Hp Teamed to Introduce Armv8 Server

10 Market, By Operating System (Page No. - 77)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Linux Operating System
             10.2.1 Aspects of Linux
                        10.2.1.1 Stability
                        10.2.1.2 Security
                        10.2.1.3 Cost
                        10.2.1.4 Hardware and Scalability
                        10.2.1.5 Liberty
     10.3 Other Operating Systems (Windows, Unix)
             10.3.1 Windows Operating System
                        10.3.1.1 Aspects of Windows
                                     10.3.1.1.1 Stability
                                     10.3.1.1.2 Support
                                     10.3.1.1.3 Cost
                                     10.3.1.1.4 Vendor Support
             10.3.2 Unix Operating System

11 Components of A White Box Server (Page No. - 82)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Motherboard
     11.3 Processor
     11.4 Memory (Ram)
     11.5 Hard Drive
     11.6 Server Case/Chassis
     11.7 Network Adapter
     11.8 Power Supply Device

12 Geographical Analysis (Page No. - 86)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Americas
             12.2.1 Americas Largest Shareholder of the White Box Server Market
             12.2.2 Presence of Giant End-Users in the White Box Server Market Such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft
             12.2.3 Canada is an Appealing Data Center Location
             12.2.4 Chinese Internet Giant Alibaba Launched Second Cloud Data Center in the U.S.
             12.2.5 Google Inc. Building Its 15th Data Center Located in Clarksville, Tennessee
     12.3 Emea (Europe, the Middle East, Africa)
             12.3.1 Germany—An Attractive Destination in Europe for Building Data Centers
             12.3.2 Facebook Building Its Second Data Center in Ireland, Europe
             12.3.3 Netherlands—One of the Best Destinations to Build Data Centers
             12.3.4 Impact of Brexit on European and Britain Data Center Industry
             12.3.5 Amazon Still Firm on Its Plan to Open Data Centers in the U.K.Despite Brexit
             12.3.6 Apple Inc. Spending USD 1.9 Billion on New European Data Centers
             12.3.7 Role of the Middle East and Africa in the Data Center Industry
     12.4 Asia-Pacific
             12.4.1 Asia-Pacific Fastest-Growing Region for the Data Center Market
             12.4.2 Hong Kong Plays A Vital Role in the APAC Market
             12.4.3 Singapore Emerging as A Destination for Cloud Service Providers to Build Data Centers
             12.4.4 Alibaba Expands Its Data Center Operation in Singapore
             12.4.5 China Mobile, A Chinese Telecom Player, is Working With Baidu to Build A Data Center in Beijing for Mobile Internet Users
             12.4.6 Tecent Holdings Investing USD 1.57 Billion in Cloud Computing Over Five Years
             12.4.7 Amazon Launched First Indian Aws Data Center in Mumbai
             12.4.8 Facebook Planning to Build Its First Asia-Pacific Data Center in Taiwan
             12.4.9 Microsoft Plans to Build Cloud Data Center in South Korea

13 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 96)
     13.1 Key Player Ranking Analysis for the Server and Whitebox Server Market
     13.2 New Product Launches
     13.3 Agreements/Contracts/Collaborations/Partnerships

14 Company Profiles (Page No. - 100)
(Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
     14.1 Introduction
     14.2 Quanta Computer Inc.
     14.3 Wistron Corporation
     14.4 Inventec Corporation
     14.5 Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, Ltd.
     14.6 Mitac Holdings Corp.
     14.7 Celestica Inc.
     14.8 Compal Electronics
     14.9 Hyve Solutions
     14.10 Penguin Computing Inc.
     14.11 Servers Direct
     14.12 Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI)
     14.13 Silicon Mechanics
     14.14 Stackvelocity Group
     14.15 Super Micro Computer Inc.
     14.16 ZT Systems

*Details on Overview, Products and Services, Financials, Strategy & Development Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

15 Appendix (Page No. - 141)
     15.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     15.2 Discussion Guide
     15.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     15.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     15.5 Available Customization
     15.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (12 Tables)

Table 1 White Box Server Market, By Form Factor
Table 2 White Box Server Market, By Business Type
Table 3 White Box Server Market, By Processor
Table 4 White Box Server Market, By Operating System
Table 5 White Box Server Market, By Form Factor, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 6 White Box Servers Market, By Business Type, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 7 White Box Server Market, By Processor, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 8 White Box Server Market, By Operating System, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 9 White Box Server Market, By Region, 2014–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 10 Key Player Ranking for the White Box Server Market
Table 11 New Product Launches, 2015–2016
Table 12 Agreements/Joint Ventures/Partnerships, 2014–2016


List of Figures (46 Figures)

Figure 1 White Box Server Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Global White Box Server Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Density-Optimized Servers Expected to Play A Vital Role in the White Box Server Market Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 7 White Box Server Market, By Business Type (2015 vs 2022)
Figure 8 Market for Non-X86 Servers Expected to Grow at A Higher Rate Than the Market for X86 Servers Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 9 White Box Server Market, By Geography, 2015
Figure 10 Growth Opportunities for the White Box Server Market Between 2016 and 2022
Figure 11 Data Centers Expected to Play A Vital Role in White Box Server Market During Forecast Period
Figure 12 Rack & Tower Servers Held the Major Share of the White Box Server Market in 2015
Figure 13 Americas Held the Largest Share of the Global White Box Server Market in 2015
Figure 14 Low Cost and High of Customization Driving White Box Server Market
Figure 15 Value Chain Analysis of the White Box Server Market: Major Value is Added By Component Manufacturers and Product Manufacturers
Figure 16 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: White Box Server Market (2015)
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: White Box Server Market
Figure 18 White Box Server Market: Bargaining Power of Suppliers
Figure 19 White Box Server Market: Bargaining Power of Buyers
Figure 20 White Box Server Market: Threat of Substitutes
Figure 21 White Box Server Market: Threat of New Entrants
Figure 22 White Box Server Market: Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
Figure 23 Overview of Different Types of Servers Based on Form Factors
Figure 24 Density-Optimized Sevrer Gaining Traction in the Hyperscale Data Center Segment
Figure 25 Traditional and New Business Models for the Server Market
Figure 26 Players Offring X86 and Non-86 Server Chips
Figure 27 Market for Non-X86 Servers Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 28 Linux Expected to Lead the White Box Server Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Components of A Server
Figure 30 White Box Server Market in APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecasted Period
Figure 31 New Product Launches Was the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Three Years (2013–2016)
Figure 32 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches Was the Key Strategy
Figure 33 Quanta Computer Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 SWOT Analysis: Quanta Computer Inc.
Figure 35 Wistron Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 SWOT Analysis: Wistron Corp.
Figure 37 Inventec Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 SWOT Analysis: Inventec Corp.
Figure 39 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 SWOT Analysis: Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd.
Figure 41 Mitac Holdings Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 SWOT Analysis: Mitac Holdings Corp.
Figure 43 Celestica, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Compal Electronics: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Silicon Graphics International Corp. : Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Super Micro Computer Inc.: Company Snapshot

The white box server market is expected to reach USD 14.43 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 18.6% between 2016 and 2022. The growth of this market is propelled by the factors such as low cost and high degree of customization, growing number of data centers, increasing adoption of white box servers among end users, growing number of data centers, rising adoption of open platforms such as Open Compute Project, Project Scorpio, and so on. Increase in the demand for micro servers from data centers, and growing support for ARM processors in the white box server market are some of the factors that would provide huge growth opportunities for the white box server market in the coming years.

Data center is expected to dominate the white box server market druing the forecast period. Hyperscale data center operators such as Google Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (U.S.), and Facebook Inc. (U.S.) prefer to build servers directly from ODMs rather than OEMs due to low-cost of manufacturing with the same quality provided by OEMs and a high degree of customization, which is fuelling the growth of the white box server market. Projects such as OCP, Project Scorpio, and OpenPOWER Foundation are motivating the giant players to build their own servers.

Rack & tower servers are expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of rack servers in both data centers and enterprise customers while tower servers in enterprise customers.The market for non-X86 servers expected to grow at the fastest rate during forecast period due to more power-efficient feature; ARM processors are being preferred by data center operators and an ARM server is getting much support in the server market. The market for Linux servers expected to grow at a significant rate in coming years. More stability, scalability, cost efficiency offer greater adoption of Linux servers among end users.

White Box Server Market

APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing market for the white box servers during the forecast period due to the increasing presence of cloud service providers in APAC. Hong Kong and Singapore, being strategic locations for the white box server market, presence of giant players such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (China), Tecent Holdings Ltd. (China), Baidu Inc. (China) which play an important role in the white box server market. Also, players such as Facebook Inc. (U.S), Microsoft Corp. (U.S.), Amazon Web Services Inc. (U.S.), and Google Inc. (U.S.), among many others are increasing their presence in the APAC market. Moreover, many cloud service providers inclined toward the adoption of white box servers over branded servers. Large enterprises in APAC also expected to adopt white box servers in the coming years.

ODMs' limited service and support capabilities and lack of channel partner engagement affect enterprise business restraining the growth of the market. The major players in the white box server market include Quanta Computer Inc. (Taiwan), Wistron Corporation (Taiwan), Inventec Corporation (Taiwan), Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd. (Taiwan), MiTAC Holdings Corp. (Taiwan), Celestica Inc. (Canada), Compal Electronics (Taiwan), Hyve Solutions (U.S.), Penguin Computing (U.S.), Servers Direct (U.S.), Stack Velocity Group (U.S.), Super Micro Computer Inc. (U.S.), Silicon Mechanics (U.S.), ZT Systems (U.S.), and so on.

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