Data Center Benchmark

The Data Center Benchmark provides clients a deep dive into the data center hardware market, including x86 servers, non-Intel-based servers, storage and enterprise networking. Additionally, this report provides qualitative analysis around alliance and acquisition activity in the market, comparative analysis between OEMs and ODMs, and analysis around emerging technologies in the data center market.

Includes

Includes Excel Workbook featuring current and historical data

Cadence

Quarterly

Segments

  • Proprietary Servers
  • Industry-standard Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking

Vendors

  • Cisco
  • Dell EMC
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Juniper
  • Lenovo
  • NEC
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • Pure Storage
  • Quantum

Metrics

  • Revenue
  • Gross Margin
  • SG&A as a Percentage of Revenue
  • Sales & Marketing as a Percentage of Revenue
  • General & Administrative as a Percentage of Revenue
  • R&D as a Percentage of Revenue
  • Total Operating Expenses as a Percentage of Revenue
  • Operating Margin
  • Net Margin
  • Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • Gross Profit Year-to-year Change
  • SG&A Year-to-year Change
  • Sales & Marketing Year-to-year Change
  • General & Administrative Year-to-year Change
  • R&D Year-to-year Change
  • Total Operating Expenses Year-to-year Change
  • Operating Income Year-to-year Change
  • Net Income Year-to-year Change
  • Annual Revenue per Salesperson
  • Cost per Revenue Dollar
  • Cost per Margin Dollar
  • Channel Expense as a Percentage of Sales & Marketing Expense
  • Marketing Expense as a Percentage of Sales & Marketing Expense
  • Annual Sales Expense per Sales Employee
  • Annual Marketing Expense per Marketing Employee
  • Day Sales Outstanding
  • Turns on Inventory
  • Days Inventory Outstanding
  • Fixed Asset Turnover
  • Days Cash Outstanding
  • Total Asset Turnover
  • Debt-to-Asset Ratio
  • Current Ratio
  • Return on Assets
  • Return on Equity
  • Headcount Year-to-year Change
  • Annual Revenue per Employee
  • Annual G&A Expense per General & Administrative Employee
  • Annual R&D Expense per Developer
  • Total Data Center Employees
  • Sales Headcount
  • Marketing Headcount
  • General & Administrative Headcount
  • R&D Headcount
  • Manufacturing and Distribution Headcount
  • Support and Other Headcount
  • Server - Prop Revenue
  • Server - Prop Gross Profit
  • Server - Prop Units
  • Server - Prop AUR
  • Server - Prop Gross Margin
  • Server - Prop Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • Server - Prop Gross Profit Year-to-year Change
  • Server - Prop Units Year-to-year Change
  • Server - Prop AUR Year-to-year Change
  • Server - x86 Revenue
  • Server - x86 Gross Profit
  • Server - x86 Units
  • Server - x86 AUR
  • Server - x86 Gross Margin
  • Server - x86 Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • Server - x86 Gross Profit Year-to-year Change
  • Server - x86 Units Year-to-year Change
  • Server - x86 AUR Year-to-year Change
  • Storage Revenue
  • Storage Gross Profit
  • Storage Units
  • Storage AUR
  • Storage Gross Margin
  • Storage Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • Storage Gross Profit Year-to-year Change
  • Storage Units Year-to-year Change
  • Storage AUR Year-to-year Change
  • Networking Revenue
  • Networking Gross Profit
  • Networking Units
  • Networking AUR
  • Networking Gross Margin
  • Networking Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • Networking Gross Profit Year-to-year Change
  • Networking Units Year-to-year Change
  • Networking AUR Year-to-year Change
  • Americas Revenue
  • APAC Revenue
  • EMEA Revenue
  • Americas as a Percentage of Revenue
  • APAC as a Percentage of Revenue
  • EMEA as a Percentage of Revenue
  • Americas Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • APAC Revenue Year-to-year Change
  • EMEA Revenue Year-to-year Change

Geography

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

Recent Publications

 

Top 3 Predictions for Data Center in 2022

Vendors respond to customers’ accelerated IT transformations​ Hardware vendors will race to further entrench themselves in customers’ ecosystems While storage, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and servers are the main products being sold by data center vendors, they are hardly noticeable in the go-to-market messaging that is being pushed out to customers. These vendors are more focused than ever on […]

 

Spending recovers as pandemic conditions wane in the U.S., but competition among HCI vendors remains high

Opportunity Survey data suggests U.S. hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) customers’ budgets began to rebound in 1H21 after pandemic-related spending cutbacks in 2020. Although average budgets increased, HCI vendors must still contend with overarching data center consolidation trends that are limiting net-new HCI use cases, illustrated by 54% of respondents using HCI only to replace outdated hardware […]

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