8. Buzz About Hyperscale Servers: Louder, But Still Just Buzz
2013 saw a lot of noise generated around hyperscale computing, which includes such high-density servers as Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot, as well as the Facebook-led, open source Open Compute Project, which designs high-density server solutions.
Hyperscale computing is designed to build highly efficient web-scale data centers. As a result, it is still very much a niche market mainly centered on web services providers.
For the vast majority of data center customers, hyperscale computing will remain noise in 2014 and perhaps beyond until more general-purpose applications are written that take advantage of the technology.