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Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker® greatly enhances clients' ability to respond quickly and effectively to today's dynamic market. It provides a holistic total addressable market view of the five key enabling infrastructure technologies for the datacenter, allowing clients to identify and size opportunities by geography. This tracker presents a total addressable market view for the enterprise infrastructure technologies (server, external enterprise storage systems, purpose-built appliances: HCI and PBBA, and datacenter switches) for market size, market share, and forecast while providing detailed segmentation of each individual enterprise infrastructure technology market.

Technology Coverage


This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in units*, vendor revenue, value, and terabytes* (* not available for the switches category).

Core coverage:

  • Company/vendor/brand, product brand, and price bands
  • Product group: OEM server, OEM storage, ODM Direct, and OEM switches
  • Product category and product: Standard server, OEM custom-built server, HCI appliances, PBBA, storage system, OEM storage expansion, ODM custom-built server, ODM storage expansion, ODM datacenter switches, and OEM datacenter switches
  • Measurements: Units, vendor revenue, value, and terabytes* (* terabytes not available for switches)

Optional content add-ons technology tiles:

  • Server technology tile by company/vendor/brand, product brand, CPU type, product design/product/product detail, OS, server class by 11 price bands, processor vendor, socket capability and U height in units, vendor revenue, and value
  • Enterprise storage systems technology tile by company/vendor/brand, product brand, product category group/product category, topology/installation/data access, data organization, scalability, storage array type, object-based storage, OS, storage class by 9 price bands in units, terabytes, vendor revenue, and value; media type available only in terabytes, delivered in a separate pivot table
  • PBBA technology tile by company/vendor/brand, product brand, product category/product, interface in units, terabytes, vendor revenue, and value; revenue type available in vendor revenue and value, delivered in a separate pivot table

Optional content add-ons cross-technology tiles:

  • Converged systems by company/vendor/brand, product brand, and product category in units, terabytes, vendor revenue, and value; HCI software vendor, component vendor, solution type, and integrated components available only in vendor revenue and value, delivered in a separate pivot table
  • Cloud IT infrastructure by company/vendor/brand (15 top vendors), technology, deployment model, and location in vendor revenue and value; terabytes available for enterprise storage technology, delivered in a separate pivot table
  • Server and ESS infrastructure buyer by region (9 regions), company/vendor/brand (15 top vendors), and product category in units and value; infrastructure buyer: cloud infrastructure and software and digital services, managed services, communications services, and non-service provider
  • x86 Server or external OEM segment and channel by company/vendor/brand product detail and socket capability for servers and by data access for external OEM in units and value

Geographic Scope


  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (14)
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe (8)
  • Japan
  • Latin America (11)
  • Middle East and Africa (18)
  • United States
  • Western Europe (16)

Data Deliverables


This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are:

  • Historical data and forecast data (for core, technology tiles, and cross-technology tiles)

Forecast Coverage


Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include five years of historical data, two years of quarterly forecasts, and an additional three years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core forecast coverage:

  • Product group, product category, and product in units, value, and terabytes* (* terabytes not available for switches)

Optional forecast add-ons technology tiles:

  • Server forecast technology tile by 9 attributes in units and value
  • Enterprise storage systems forecast technology tile by 10 attributes in terabytes and value
  • PBBA forecast technology tile by 2 attributes in terabytes and value; revenue type in value only, delivered in a separate pivot table

Optional forecast add-ons cross-technology tiles:

  • Converged systems forecast by 2 attributes in value
  • Cloud IT infrastructure forecast by 3 attributes in value; terabytes only for enterprise storage technology, in a separate pivot table
  • x86 Server segment and channel by product category in units and value