An application server is dignified to deal with the intricacy, which is now a days instantiated at each level of an environment touched by human. Analytics, communication and collaboration are all fragments of a relevant application server. Application server basically refers to the program that manages all the processes and operations between the backend application or database and user. Primarily, the application servers are used for mobile devices, tablets and cloud applications. They are known to escalate the evolving software delivery models, emerging mobile applications, new development strategies and open source softwares. The chief usage of these servers is in the development of mobile applications that are technically advanced and cope up with the upcoming trends, such as, IoT (Internet of Things). As the infrastructure for smart mobile devices and internet is getting advance, the demand for more sophisticated web applications and web developments increases, which has made application servers one of the key aspects of evolution in the Internet market.
Extensive utilization of mobile and computer internet applications, which is expected to grow more in the nearing future, is the major factor driving the application servers market. Also, the rising trend of IoT is anticipated to be a key growth factor owing to the rising demand for highly potent application servers to develop more innovative applications for smart phones, mobile devices, and tablets. However, high cost of maintenance and issues with system integration of application servers can debar the growth of application servers market, globally. Whereas rising dependency of enterprises on application servers in order to make the optimistic usage of internet and changing communication infrastructure is anticipated to generate growth opportunities for the market in coming years.
The market for application server is segmented on the basis of types and geographical regions. The global application server market is segmented into Java based application servers, Microsoft Windows based application servers and others. Oracle web logic and IBM web sphere are used by the java based application servers. Presently, IBM dominated the global market for application servers and contributes notably to the overall market share. Looking at the growth of IBM in the application servers market, the company is anticipated to gain a defacto standard status in the market. Tomcat, Jonas, Resin, Jetty and JBoss are some of the example of the other open source application servers.
Geographically the market is fragmented in five regions, viz., North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa. North America and Europe are the rapidly maturing markets whereas Asia-Pacific is the notably fastest growing market. Due to significant developments in Chinese companies and rising global demand owing to growing trend of CYOD and BYOD, the market for application servers is witnessing an increasing upsurge presently. Application servers enables companies to improve its efficacy and enable remote services to sales workforce, by enabling better access to records of the organization from the remote sites, streamline the processes and support new business models.
The chief usage of these servers is in the development of mobile applications that are technically advanced and cope up with the upcoming trends, such as, IoT. As the infrastructure for smart mobile devices and internet is getting advanced the demand for more sophisticated web application and web developments increased, which has made application servers one of the key aspects of evolution in the Internet market. Some of the principle vendors competing in the global application server market comprises Apache, Adobe, Wipro, Tibco Software, Pega Systems, iWay Software, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Oracle, Red Hat, Nastle Technologies, LexMark, IBM Corporation, SAP AG, Newgen and VMware.