Server hardware includes various types of servers and associated hardware. Examples of server hardware includes blades, fault-tolerant servers, mainframes, x86S-Standard servers, parallel processors, supercomputers, RISC based servers, messaging servers, etc.
At present, the primary concern of enterprises is hardware obsolescence due to advancements in technology. The increasing downtime due to older hardware has hampered the businesses severely; thus productivity from such hardware has become a paramount issue. Further, running older hardware for a longer period amounts to higher cost; boosting the demand for energy efficient hardware.
Although the recent financial crisis has weakened the businesses across industries, some industries have witnessed a moderate growth. The telecom industry has shown a good growth despite recession. This is partially due to the fact of increasing subscriber base because of introduction of newer tariff plans. This has also resulted in the demand for more hardware at use. Also, due to complexities in network structure, there has been an increased spending on server hardware installation & maintenance services. The need for server hardware in telecom is further fueled by customized and flexible bundles like value added services and service combinations.
The fierce competition in the global telecom sector has eroded the profit margin of telecom operators. Further, increasing share of new entrant are adding to the existing concerns. The telecom sector is now relied upon innovative services for revenue generation. The new interactive server efficiencies have enabled the telecom operators to provide new services like location based services using GIS technology, unified communication services, etc., which are now hotspots for revenue generation in the telecom sector. This trend has already gained popularity in the developed countries; whereas for developing countries, it is expected to make its forte soon.
The report by TechNavio Insights forecasts the size of the global server hardware market in telecom industry over the period 2008-2012. It segments the server hardware market into various geographic regions (representing the market size for each of these regions). Further, it discusses the key market trends, drivers and challenges of the server hardware market in the telecom industry, and profiles some of the key vendors of this industry.