"International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the fourth quarter of 2018. The numbers are still looking good for vendors as both revenue and shipments are trending up. While Dell is still technically on top of the market, they are now tied with HPE according to the metrics of the Server Tracker..."
"In business, it's helpful to have a roadmap, showing where you are going and how to get there. Yet, knowing what path to take is often challenging, especially in the fast-moving and ever-changing tech world. Sometimes it's easier to see where you are going, if you have a sense of where you have been and the progress you have made along the way.
For hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) customers, the Gartner Magic Quadrants for HCI can provide this insight. The reports offer a snapshot of where the industry is now and where vendors rank among Gartner's quadrants. Yet if customer look at the reports year-over-year, it can also provide interesting insights into where the industry is headed and what vendors are on the right track..."
"Server monitoring is a complicated area with lots of overlap across multiple domains. Some analyst firms in 2019 tend to group server monitoring under IT infrastructure management, which also includes networking, storage and ITSM (IT systems management) capabilities. There is also a difference between the hardware, operating system and application monitoring functions, though some vendor solutions will group those features together. Additionally, each major server vendor has its own tools that are often sold alongside servers for monitoring and management..."