Server revenue increased 16 percent to $14.745 billion in the third quarter of 2017, according to Gartner.
The above Gartner chart indicates that HPE lost considerable server market share to Dell EMC. HPE lost its revenue market share to 21.3 percent from 25.5 percent. Dell EMC has increased its server market share to 20.8 percent from 17.5 percent.
Dell EMC has also increased its shipment share to 17.8 percent from 16.8 percent. HPE at the same time lost shipment share to 16.4 percent from 18.3 percent.
“The third quarter of 2017 produced continued growth on a global level with varying regional results,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “A build-out of infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations was the main driver for growth in the server market for the period.”
x86 servers increased 5.3 percent in shipments for the year and 16.7 percent in revenue in the third quarter of 2017.
RISC/Itanium Unix servers declined 23.5 percent in shipments and 18.3 percent in vendor revenue.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is leading the server market based on revenue despite a decline of 3.2 percent in the third quarter. HPE posted $3.1 billion in revenue for 21 percent share.
Dell EMC is the second largest server company with 37.9 percent growth and 20.8 percent market share.
Inspur Electronics posted the highest growth with 116.6 percent, driven by ongoing sales into China-based cloud providers, as well as global expansion efforts.
Dell EMC maintained the No. 1 position in server shipments.
HPE secured the second spot with 16.4 percent of the market in terms of server shipments in Q3 2017.
Inspur Electronics and Dell EMC were the only vendors in the top five to experience positive growth in the third quarter of 2017.