‘Commoditisation of x86 systems is catalysing competition as decision-makers increasingly consider alternatives, including white-box (unbranded) servers. A growing opportunity exists for those vendors that can position their offerings to address key customer needs,’ said Nikolay Yamakawa, senior analyst at 451 Research.
Among many findings the study revealed that HP Proliant and Dell PowerEdge stand out with customers as the leaders in the standard server market. Fifty-two per cent of standard server customers are using HP Proliant, while Dell PowerEdge is used by 50 per cent and captured the highest customer ratings. Vendors that rate most favourably among customers in the Converged Infrastructure space include HP ConvergedSystem, Dell Converged Solutions and NetApp FlexPod. VCE Vblock (owned by EMC) leads in adoption among converged infrastructure vendors.