Server vendor performance in Q4 2018

The latest IDC report on server market has revealed the business performance of Dell, HPE, IBM, Inspur and Lenovo during the fourth quarter of 2018.
Server vendors in Q4 2018
Dell’s server revenue rose 20.4 percent to $4.426 billion. HPE’s server revenue increased 10.5 percent to $4.199 billion. IBM’s server revenue fell 27.6 percent to $1.951 billion. Inspur’s server revenue increased 70.7 percent to $1.548 billion. Lenovo’s server revenue rose 33.8 percent to $1.458 billion.

Dell’s server revenue share reached 18.7 percent from 17.5 percent. HPE’s server revenue share dipped to 17.8 percent from 18.1 percent. IBM’s server revenue share dropped to 8.3 percent from 12.8 percent. Inspur’s server revenue share increased to 8.6 percent from 4.3 percent. Lenovo’s server revenue share rose to 6.2 percent from 5.2 percent.

Regional growth

Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) 25.5%
Latin America 15.4%
EMEA 15.2%
Japan 5.3%
United States 5.1%
China 30.7%

The worldwide server revenue increased 12.6 percent to $23.6 billion in Q4. The shipments of server rose 5 percent to just under 3 million units during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Volume server revenue increased 17.8 percent to $19 billion, while mid-range server revenue grew 30.3 percent to $2.5 billion. High-end systems declined 28.3 percent to $2.1 billion, said IDC.

Demand for x86 servers increased 18.7 percent in 4Q18 to $21.1 billion in revenue. Non-x86 servers contracted 21.6 percent year over year to $2.5 billion.

“Reduced demand from hyperscale companies created downward pressure on server market growth rates,” said Sebastian Lagana, research manager, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC.

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