Inspur Information Rated as Sample Vendor of Cloud-Optimized Hardware in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing Two Years in a Row

23 February 2022

Inspur Information boasts a growing market share thanks to its contribution to open computing organizations

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 23, 2022 – Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, has once again been selected by Gartner as a Sample Vendor of cloud-optimized hardware for its "Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing." The Gartner report, which includes Inspur Information for the second year in a row, outlines the key cloud technologies in use today and the innovations that are emerging to support future needs.

According to Gartner, a world-leading information technology research and consulting firm, large-scale mature applications will be introduced in the next 2-5 years due to an increasing number of cloud-optimized hardware innovations for large-scale cloud data centers.

By analyzing cloud technologies applied in various industries, as well as emerging and innovative technologies, the Gartner report provides insights into the maturity cycles of different technologies, and enlightens users on how to further develop and evolve the cloud computing industry. 

Cloud computing has pushed the limits of hyperscale cloud services in terms of agility and elasticity. Gartner's report shows that in the field of infrastructure, hyperscale cloud service providers need more agile and innovative products and services to reduce power consumption and operating costs of data centers, and to optimize specific workloads. Hyperscale cloud service providers are working with device manufacturers to adopt cloud-optimized hardware, and an increasing number of IT teams are using cloud-optimized hardware in their large-scale data centers.

Cloud-optimized hardware mainly includes servers, networks, storage, and customized chips. Gartner pointed out that cloud-optimized racks and server designs can reduce power consumption based on loads, simplify physical installation, and speed up delivery. For example, the Open Compute Project (OCP), which Inspur Information has an active role in, defines standards for all-in-one rack servers in data centers. The data shows that by using cloud-optimized open computing all-in-one rack servers, a large-scale data center customer of Inspur Information decreased its power consumption by 30%, reduced system failure rates by 90%, increased the ROI by 33%, and increased OPS efficiency more than threefold. Inspur Information was able to deliver 10,000 servers to the customer each day.

To date, open computing technologies have been applied on a large scale in Internet companies, which operate the most advanced data centers. Top companies in key industries such as communications, finance, and energy around the world have also joined open computing organizations and make full use of open computing technologies in building their data centers.

As the world's only server vendor that has joined all the three open computing organizations (OCP, ODCC, Open19), Inspur Information actively contributes product specs, participates in the development of standards, and leads project implementation. By leveraging open computing, an innovative way to enable global collaboration, Inspur Information works with the upstream and downstream enterprises in the industry to explore sustainable innovative solutions for the infrastructure of large-scale data centers, such as liquid-cooled servers, high-speed network communication, and intelligent OPS.

Gartner recently released its global server market data for the third quarter of 2021. Inspur Information ranked second in the world with a market share of 11.3%. With its global presence expanding rapidly, Inspur Information has a rising market share across many industries, which it attributes to its contribution to open computing organizations.

About Inspur Information

Inspur Information is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and AI solutions. It is the world’s 2nd largest server manufacturer. Through engineering and innovation, Inspur Information delivers cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology arenas like open computing, cloud data center, AI, and deep learning. Performance-optimized and purpose-built, our world-class solutions empower customers to tackle specific workloads and real-world challenges. To learn more, visit