Research Firm Scopes Blade Server Markets

Worldwide total blade server markets at 52B in 2008 are forecast to reach $157B by 2013

December 20, 2007

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DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Blade Server Market Shares, Market Opportunities, Market Forecasts, and Market Strategies 2008 to 2014” to their offering.

Blade vendors have positioned to help implement business strategy relative to real time exchange of information. Mid size businesses are positioned to use middleware to increase productivity. New systems are built on Web based middleware that is positioned to leverage the Internet as a channel for the supply chain, to partners, and directly to customers. Systems are useful for automation of processes that were previously manual.

A focus on network computer systems hardware gives mid size companies the ability to leverage shared workload and integration of applications on blades. Services oriented architecture (SOA) provides the ability to be responsive to changing market conditions. Messaging software renamed as ESBs supports SOA to effect exchange of information over the network. Network storage systems are adapting to the Internet and providing a thrust for blade servers.

Margins are slim on blade systems compared to mid-range server systems. Manufacturers are attempting to gain market share and sell volume. The anticipation of making profits from software, supplemental service, warranties, consulting, and systems integration is a market factor.

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