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   Demand Growing at Aggressive Speed.....II-1
Blade Servers Pierce Server Market.....II-1
Table 1: Blade Server Penetration in Total Servers (2003, 2004, 2005, & 2010): Percentage Share by Value Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-1
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   Factors Driving Blade Servers Market.....II-2
Reduced Power Consumption.....II-2
Increased Server Density.....II-2
Increased Integration.....II-2
High Return on Investment.....II-2
Efficient Management.....II-2
Factors Inhibiting Blade Servers Market.....II-2
High Costs.....II-2
Lacks Standardization.....II-2
Heating & Interoperability Concerns.....II-2
More Varieties.....II-2
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   Analysis by Geographic Region.....II-3
Analysis by Segment.....II-3
Analysis by Operating System.....II-3
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   Shift towards Dual/Multiple Processors.....II-4
A Move from Thick to Thin.....II-4
Shift from Card-based to Embedded FC HBAs.....II-4
Increasing Preference for Infiniband and Ethernet.....II-4
Windows – Gaining Popularity.....II-4
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   Customer Transformation.....II-5
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   Market Analysis.....II-6
Servers – Definition and Classification.....II-6
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   Competitive Scenario.....II-7
Table 2: Leading Players in the Worldwide Servers Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for IBM, HP, Dell, Sun, Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-7
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   Blade Server – Introduction.....II-8
Definitions.....II-8
Blade.....II-8
Blade Server.....II-8
Characteristics.....II-8
High Density.....II-8
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   Serviceability.....II-9
Linear Scalability.....II-9
Cable management.....II-9
Power consumption.....II-9
Segments.....II-9
Classification by CPU Capacity.....II-9
Low End (1-way) Blade Servers.....II-9
Mid-Range (2-way) Blade Servers.....II-9
High End (4-way and Above) Blade Servers.....II-9
Classification by Functionality.....II-9
Unix Work Station Consolidators.....II-9
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   Repackaged Whiteboxes.....II-10
Enterprise-Class Blade Systems.....II-10
Classification by Operating System.....II-10
Architecture.....II-10
Infrastructure.....II-10
1$100
   Communication.....II-11
Advantages & Disadvantages.....II-11
End-use Market Analysis.....II-11
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   Table 3: End-Use Market for Global Blade Servers (2003-2005): Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for Telecom, Enterprise and SMBs, HPC and ISPs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12
Company Specific Products.....II-12
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   Highly Concentrated Market.....II-16
Tussle Goes on Between IBM and HP.....II-16
IBM’s Approach towards Blade Server Development.....II-16
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   Table 4: Leading Players in the Worldwide Blade Servers Market (2002-2005): Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for IBM, HP, Dell, Sun, RLX, Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17

Table 5: Leading Players in the Worldwide Blade Servers Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown by Unit Sales for IBM, HP, Dell, Sun, Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17
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   Modular Computing.....II-18
Grid Computing.....II-18
Virtualization Vs Utility Computing.....II-18
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   Hitachi Introduces BladeSymphony in Korea.....II-19
HP to Release Itanium Blades.....II-19
Intel, AMD to Introduce High-End Chips.....II-19
IBM Launches BladeCenter Bundles.....II-19
Sun Introduces Galaxy Line of Servers.....II-19
Dell Introduces New Chassis.....II-19
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   Intel to Offer Dual-Core Processor.....II-20
HP Introduces Two-Processor Servers.....II-20
Avnet Launches BladeCentral Program.....II-20
Verari Introduces New BladeRack.....II-20
HP Unveils Factory Express Services.....II-20
DataSynapse Unveils Grid Server Virtual Enterprise Edition.....II-20
DataPower Introduces Networking Blade.....II-20
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   McData Offers Fiber Channel Switch.....II-21
Brocade to Release Switch Modules.....II-21
Tatung Releases Dual-Core Processor Blade Servers.....II-21
QLogic and IBM Offer iSCSI Blade Server.....II-21
SANRAD and emBoot Introduce iSCSI Diskless Boot.....II-21
Micron Introduces VLP Modules.....II-21
Penguin Introduces Ultra-Dense Blade Servers.....II-21
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   GTGI Introduces PowerCrypt5X-PMC Card.....II-22
Angstrom Introduces Opteron Based Blade Servers.....II-22
HP Introduces Dual-Core Servers.....II-22
Concurrent Technologies Launches Computer.....II-22
AMD Introduces New Processor.....II-22
3UP Systems Introduces New Blade Servers and Server Blades.....II-22
Broadcom Introduces NetXtreme II Blade Servers.....II-22
M-systems Introduces Flash Disks.....II-22
Mellanox Launches InfiniBand Adapters.....II-22
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   Dell and Napster to Offer New Services.....II-23
Egenera Unveils Fourth Version BladeFrame System.....II-23
Continuous Computing Introduces New ATCA Blades.....II-23
Performance Technologies Introduces Turnkey Media Gateway Blade.....II-23
Artesyn and Wind River to Offer Wind River Platform.....II-23
Globix Launches Hosting Services.....II-23
Hitachi Integrates Topspin Products.....II-23
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   Dell Offers Blade Server Assessment Service.....II-24
HP Develops Blades for SMBs.....II-24
iVivity Introduces 10Gbps Intelligent Storage Processor.....II-24
IBM Unveils POWER5 Servers.....II-24
RLX Launches Sixth Generation Blade Server.....II-24
IBM Releases JS20 Blade Servers.....II-24
Tatung Introduces Dual Processor Blade Servers.....II-24
IBM Unveils HS20 Blades.....II-24
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   Sun Launches Opteron Blade Server.....II-25
IBM Adds New Hard Drives to Blades.....II-25
NEC Introduces Itanium 2 Blade Server.....II-25
IBM Unveils eServer.....II-25
Emulex Launches 4Gbps Fiber Channel I/O Controllers and HBAs.....II-25
HP and Intel to Develop Itanium-Powered Blades.....II-25
IBM Launches New BladeCenter and Solutions.....II-25
HP Introduces Standard-based Telecommunications Infrastructure.....II-25
Hitachi Introduces Integrated Platform.....II-25
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   Fujitsu-Siemens Introduces New Servers.....II-26
HP Unveils Double Density Blade Servers.....II-26
HP Launches Transmeta Blade Servers.....II-26
Oracle Introduces Database 10g.....II-26
HP Offers Utility Computing.....II-26
NEC to Provide Blade Servers for ADWEA Contact Centers.....II-26
HP Introduces Thinner Blade Servers.....II-26
IBM Introduces New BladeCenter System.....II-26
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   IBM Launches Ultra-Slim Blade Servers.....II-27
MVD Introduces PowerCockpit 2.1.....II-27
QSOL.COM Introduces Four-Way Blade Servers.....II-27
Bull Introduces New Blade Series.....II-27
Sun Introduces SunFire Blade Platform.....II-27
NEC Introduces Express Blade Server System.....II-27
Sun Launches Intel based Servers.....II-27
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   RLX Releases Blade Server.....II-28
Nexcom Introduces Blade Server.....II-28
Mellanox Introduces InfiniBand Server Blade.....II-28
IBM Launches Server Blades.....II-28
HP Unveils Blade Server Chassis.....II-28
IBM Releases Virtual Blades.....II-28
HP Unveils PC Server.....II-28
Compaq Introduces QuickBlade Server Modules.....II-28
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   Fujitsu-Siemens Forms Alliance with Egenera.....II-29
IBM Inks Agreement with Sun.....II-29
ATEN Unites with Blade Systems Alliance.....II-29
Dell Enters into Dual-Core Fray.....II-29
Sun Leaves Blade Server Business.....II-29
Xiotech Unites with IBM.....II-29
Avnet Forms Partnership with BladeFusion.....II-29
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   Dickinson Migrates from DAS to SAN.....II-30
SWSoft and Bull Sign Agreement.....II-30
Appro to Include Dual-Core Processors.....II-30
Dell to Include Fiber Channel Switches.....II-30
IBM to Pit Blue Gene Technology.....II-30
QLogic Includes Mac OS X.....II-30
EMC Extends High-End NAS Technology.....II-30
IBM Forms Partnership with Systems Technology-I.....II-30
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   Fujitsu Forms Collaboration with AMD and LSI.....II-31
SwSoft Forms Partnership with Egenera.....II-31
VMWare Collaborates with IBM.....II-31
IBM Integrates McDATA and VMWare Technology.....II-31
Layer 7 and Tarari Forms Partnership.....II-31
McDATA to Provide Switches in Partnership with QLogic.....II-31
3UP Systems Includes Solaris 10.....II-31
Fujitsu Expands Linux Offerings.....II-31
Cisco Bags a Deal from HP.....II-31
1$100
   RLX Exits Blade Server Business.....II-32
IBM Opens Server Development Center in Taiwan.....II-32
HP Integrates Brocade’s High-Speed Switches.....II-32
Sun Collaborates with Pigeon.....II-32
Dell Re-Enters Blade Server Market.....II-32
Peppercon Forms Partnership with Amphus.....II-32
IBM Associates with Topspin.....II-32
Intel Extends Itanium 2 Processor Features.....II-32
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   BladeFusion and IBM Forms Partnership.....II-33
Verari Forms Partnership with CFS.....II-33
RLX Collaborates with Voltaire.....II-33
NEC Integrates Emulex’s HBAs.....II-33
IBM Expands Blade Server Capabilities.....II-33
Fujitsu to Cut Costs of Data Centers.....II-33
HP Reorganizes Server Blade Portfolio.....II-33
Verari Acquires MPI.....II-33
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   HP Integrates Fiber Down Technology.....II-34
IBM Forms Partnership with Motorola.....II-34
HP Extends Support to Linux.....II-34
Beverly Adopts Citrix and HP Blade Servers.....II-34
HP Acquires Compaq.....II-34
IBM and Intel Ink Agreement.....II-34
Force Forms Alliance with HP.....II-34
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   RealScale Embeds RedHat Linux.....II-35
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   14 South Networks (US).....II-36
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (US).....II-36
BEA Systems (US).....II-36
Dell Inc., (US).....II-36
Egenera Inc., (US).....II-36
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   Fujitsu (Japan).....II-37
Fujitsu Siemens (The Netherlands).....II-37
Hewlett-Packard Company (US).....II-37
Hitachi (Japan).....II-37
Intel Corporation (US).....II-37
1$100
   International Business Machines Corporation (US).....II-38
NEC Corporation (US).....II-38
Sun Microsystems Inc. (US).....II-38
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   Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Blade Servers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-39

Table 7: World 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-39
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   Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & Above) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-40

Table 9: World 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-40
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   Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Blade Servers by Operating System – Linux, Windows, Unix, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41

Table 11: World 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Operating System - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Linux, Windows, Unix, and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41
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   Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-42

Table 13: World 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-42
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   Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Low End (1-way) Blade Servers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-43

Table 15: World 8-Year Perspective for Low End (1-way) Blade Servers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-43
1$300
   Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Mid Range (2-way) Blade Servers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-44

Table 17: World 8-Year Perspective for Mid Range (2-way) Blade Servers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-44
1$300
   Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for High End (4-way & above) Blade Servers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-45

Table 19: World 8-Year Perspective for High End (4-way & above) Blade Servers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-45
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
United States – World’s Largest Blade Server Market.....III-1
Home to Leading Blade Server Suppliers.....III-1
High Penetration of Blade Servers.....III-1
Product Launches.....III-1
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   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-115$375
   Key Players.....III-163$225
   B. Market Analytics.....III-19
Table 20: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19

Table 21: US 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets for 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
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   Market Analysis.....III-20
Table 22: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
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   Table 23: Canadian 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets for 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-22
Outlook.....III-22
Product Launch.....III-22
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-22
Key Players.....III-22
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-23
Table 24: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
1$150
   Table 25: Japanese 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets for 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-25
Outlook.....III-25
Product Launch.....III-25
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-25
Fujitsu Siemens – A Key European Player.....III-25
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-26
Table 26: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26

Table 27: European 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets for 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
Outlook.....III-27
Server Market in Asia-Pacific – A Brief Sketch.....III-27
Blade Server Market in Select Countries.....III-27
India.....III-27
Korea.....III-27
1$75
   Product Launches.....III-28
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-28
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-29
Table 28: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29

Table 29: Asia-Pacific 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets for 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-30
Table 30: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
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   Table 31: Rest of World 8-Year Perspective for Blade Servers by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Low End (1-way), Mid Range (2-way) and High End (4-way & above) Blade Server Markets for 2003, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-311$150
    
 
 


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