HPE yet to regain server market leadership from Dell

An IDC report said the global server market increased 38.6 percent to $18.8 billion, while server shipments rose 20.7 percent to 2.7 million units in Q1 2018.

The report indicates that HPE could not regain the global server market leadership from main rival Dell. HPE was the server market leader in the first quarter of 2017. The IDC report did not mention reasons for poor performance by HPE.

Dell has increased its server market share from 17.6 percent in Q1 2017 to 19.1 percent in Q1 2018, achieving substantial growth in revenue.

At the same time, server market share of HPE fell from 21.1 percent in Q1 2017 to 18.6 percent in Q1 2018.
Top 5 server companies Q1 2018
In addition to the increase in ASP, the demand for servers was also driven by refresh cycle from enterprise, strong demand from cloud service providers and increased use of servers as the core building blocks for software-defined infrastructure.

Volume server revenue grew 40.9 percent to $15.9 billion. Mid-range server revenue rose 34 percent to $1.7 billion. High-end systems revenue increased 20.1 percent to $1.2 billion.

Server market growth

Asia Pacific 51.7%
Latin America 41.1%
United States 40.6%
EMEA 35%
Canada 28.3%
Japan 2.9%
China 67.4%
Server revenue share Q1 2018
Dell has 19.1 percent share in the global server market.

HPE/New H3C Group has 18.6 percent share in the server market.

Dell was the fastest growing server vendor among the top 5 companies, growing revenue 50.6 percent to $3.6 billion and gaining 1.5 points of revenue share.

HPE/New H3C Group’s server revenue increased 22.6 percent to $3.5 billion.

Lenovo has 5.8 percent share in the server market.

IBM has 5.3 percent share in the server market.

Cisco has 5.2 percent share in the server market.
Server share based on shipment Q1 2018The ODM Direct group of vendors grew revenue 57.1 percent to $4.6 billion. Dell Inc. led the worldwide server market in terms of unit shipments, accounting for 20.6 percent of all units shipped during the quarter.

The IDC report said demand for x86 servers increased 41 percent to $17.4 billion. Non-x86 servers grew 15.5 percent to $1.4 billion.

Baburajan K

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