Dell overtakes HPE to lead server market in Q2 2018

Dell has overtaken main rival HPE to lead the global server market in the second quarter of 2018, the latest IDC report said.
Global server market share Q2 2018Dell has increased its server market share to 18.8 percent in Q2 2018 from 17.7 percent in Q2 2017. HPE has lost its server market share to 16.6 percent from 21.4 percent.

Dell with 18.8 percent share, HPE with 16.6 percent, IBM with 7.3 percent, Lenovo with 6.9 percent, Inspur with 4.8 percent, Cisco with 4.8 percent, Huawei with 4.3 percent and ODM Direct suppliers with 24.4 percent are the top server suppliers based on their Q2 revenue, IDC said.

Server demand in main regions

Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) +55%
United States +48.1%
Latin America +47.4%
EMEA +28.9%
Canada +19.9%
Japan +16.5%
China +69.7%

The global server revenue increased 43.7 percent to $22.5 billion in the second quarter of 2018, while server shipment grew 20.5 percent to 2.9 million units. Demand for x86 servers rose 44.1 percent to $20.5 billion. Non-x86 servers grew 39.8 percent to $2.1 billion.
Server vendors Q2 2018Volume server revenue rose 42.7 percent to $18.4 billion. Midrange server revenue grew 63 percent to $2.5 billion. High-end systems grew 30.4 percent to $1.7 billion.

“The worldwide server market continues to flourish amid a market-wide enterprise refresh cycle and increasing demand from cloud service providers and Hyperscalers,” said Sanjay Medvitz, senior research analyst, Servers and Storage at IDC.

The ODM Direct group of vendors increased its collective revenue by 55.9 percent to $5.5 billion. Dell led the worldwide server market in terms of unit shipments, accounting for 19.5 percent of all units shipped during the quarter.

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