Cloud providers comprise record portion of server market in first quarter 2014
'Big Four'—Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft—Positioned to Influence Server Market
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 17, 2014 –In a recently published report from Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industry, estimates revealed cloud providers comprised a record portion of the server market in the first quarter 2014, due to a significant increase in their consumption of white box servers.
"In North America, 17 percent of server shipments were white box, and we estimate that over a quarter of all server shipments were destined for cloud providers," said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "While many cloud providers contributed to the strong results, we believe the "big four" (Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft) are reaching the point where their purchasing is so large that they can have a significant influence on the overall market," Weckel continued.
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