IDC Forecasts Worldwide Appliance Server Market Will Surge Past $11B In 2004.Targeting right appliance to right markets is the key to success in a fast-growing appliance server market. For server vendors, appliance servers are too hot not to touch. IDC estimates this quickly emerging market will develop into a $11 billion-plus opportunity worldwide by 2004 - this from a market that was significantly under $2 billion in 1999.
Appliance servers will be quickly adopted by both enterprises and small businesses, but for different reasons. "Today's service providers and dot-coms are demanding reliable and scalable solutions to provide dedicated functions for their organizations. Alternatively, many small offices and businesses are looking for Looking for
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IDC believes this emerging market will become more diverse and that high-growth areas will focus on specific applications and specific end-user segments. "Vendors should carefully assess the opportunities and threats appliance servers bring to their businesses before addressing this space," Melenovsky warned.
According to IDC, network attached storage will represent the largest opportunity for appliance servers, accounting for more than half the market's value through 2004. Revenues in the Web server segment, however, will increase the fastest. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR CAGR
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