Server Workloads 2009: Understanding the Applications Behind the Deployment
"After five quarters of making only absolutely essential IT infrastructure investments with a healthy return on investment and short payback periods, enterprises are once preparing for strategic IT projects necessary to drive top-line revenue growth for their organizations," said Matthew Eastwood, IDC group vice president, Enterprise Platforms Research. "Companies want to improve the flexibility of their IT infrastructures and improve service levels and at the same time drive down hardware and software spending and IT management costs. IDC believes that the application or workload, and its strategic fit to the server platform, remains a critical consideration today." Paid research.This IDC study reviews the 2009 workloads study results for the server market. IDC's workloads research examines how end users are using recently deployed servers. To explore the type of work being performed on servers sold or upgraded in the past year, IDC implemented a tried-and-true survey methodology. Market shares are provided for the server market by workload and operating system. The basis for the Server Workloads 2009 Market Model is the marriage of IDC's latest server market forecast, Worldwide and Regional Server 20092013 Forecast (IDC #217579, April 2009), and extensive interviews with senior IS managers in the United States. The primary research effort included a total of 800 surveys conducted between April and May of 2009.