Dell becomes No. 2 server vendor with16.7% share

The server market increased 1.9 percent in Q4 2014 to $14.5 billion and 2.3 percent in 2014 to $50.9 billion, said IDC.

Worldwide server shipments rose 2.8 percent in Q4 2014 to 2.5 million units and 2.9 percent in 2014 to 9.2 million units.

Demand for x86-based hyper-scale server infrastructures was one of the growth drivers in the global server market, while midrange systems grew by enterprise investment in scalable systems for virtualization and consolidation.

Server market share in Q4 2014 by IDC

HP has server revenue market share of 26.8 percent in Q4 2014, as revenue increased 1.6 percent to $3.9 billion. HP experienced demand for its x86-based ProLiant servers, particularly in the EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Japan.

Dell moved into the number 2 position in the server market for the first time following a server revenue increase of 11.9 percent to $2.4 billion holding 16.7 percent revenue market share in Q4 2014.

Server market share in 2014 by IDC

IBM held the number 3 spot with 13.7 percent share for the quarter as revenue decreased 48 percent to $2 billion in Q4 2014.

Most of IBM’s revenue decline was attributable to the divestment of its x86 server business.

IBM experienced double-digit quarterly revenue declines for both its POWER Systems and z System mainframes in the quarter.

Lenovo took the number 4 position with 7.6 percent market share following its acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business.

Cisco has 5.3 percent server revenue market share in Q4 2014.

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