HPE, Dell drop server market share in 2015 as Cisco gains

Server revenue share in 2015 by IDCAnalyst firm IDC today shared the revenue share of top server vendors including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell, IBM, Lenovo and Cisco for 2015.

The global server market share of HPE, according to IDC, fell to 25.6 percent in 2015 from 26.2 percent in 2014.

Dell’s server market share dropped to 17.5 percent from 17.6 percent.

IBM’s server market share decreased to 13 percent from 18.4 percent.

The server market share of Lenovo increased to 7.5 percent from 3 percent. Cisco’s server market share increased to 6.5 percent from 3 percent.

Server revenue increased 5.2 percent year over year to $15.3 billion in Q4 2015. Server shipments rose 3.8 percent to 2.6 million units. Server revenue increased 8.0 percent to $55.1 billion in 2015, while shipments increased 4.9 percent to 9.7 million units.

Server market leaders in Q4 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) retained the number 1 spot in the worldwide server market with 24.9 percent market share, as revenue decreased 2.1 percent to $3.8 billion.

HPE experienced slower demand for its x86-based ProLiant servers, particularly in Canada, Japan, and Latin America.

Dell held its number 2 position in the server market following server revenue growth of 5.3 percent to $2.6 billion, holding 16.7 percent revenue market share.

IBM retained the number 3 spot with 14.1 percent share as revenue increased 8.9 percent to $2.2 billion.

IBM experienced strong growth for POWER Systems and double-digit growth for its z System mainframes in the quarter.

Lenovo took the number 4 position with 7.4 percent market share and $1.1 billion in revenues, a 3.7 percent revenue increase.

Following a year-over-year revenue increase of 20.6 percent to $928 million, Cisco rounds out the top 5 server vendors holding 6.1 percent factory revenue market share.

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