HP and Dell drop server market share in Q1 2015: IDC

HP and Dell have dropped their server market share in Q1 2015, said IDC.

The server market share of HP fell to 24.9 percent in Q1 2015 from 26.4 percent in Q1 2014.

Dell’s server market share dropped to 18 percent from 18.7 percent.

IDC said HP achieved 10.6 percent revenue growth to $3.2 billion — driven by strong demand for its rack-optimized servers. HP experienced triple-digit growth in density-optimized business.

Dell server revenue rose 12.6 percent to $2.3 billion – benefitting from revenue growth in density-optimized and rack-optimized products. Dell’s density-optimized revenue was the largest of any of the top 5 vendors.

IBM retained its # 3 position following its x86 divestiture with $1.7 billion in revenue and 13.2 percent market share. IBM’s revenues are now associated with its POWER and mainframe product lines.

Lenovo captured 7.5 percent server market share with $966 million.

Server market Q1 2015 by IDC
Cisco posted revenue of $890 million and 6.9 percent revenue market share. Cisco’s 44.4 percent growth was well above average for the industry. Cisco’s blade business also continued to grow well, with Cisco producing more blade revenue than any other single company besides HP.

IDC said server revenue increased 17.2 percent year over year to $12.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015. Worldwide server shipments grew 8.4 percent to 2.3 million units.

Volume system revenue increased 13.6 percent to $9.7 billion – fuelled by continued expansion of x86-based hyper-scale server infrastructures.

Midrange system demand increased 7.2 percent to $1.0 billion – supported by enterprise investment in scalable systems for virtualization and consolidation.

Demand for high-end systems experienced a year-over-year revenue increase of 44.7 percent to $2.1 billion, bolstered by IBM’s z13 refresh.

Baburajan K
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