HPE overtakes Dell in server market revenue in Q4

HPE has overtaken Dell Technologies for the top position in the worldwide server market based on 4Q20 revenues, the IDC report indicates.
Server market leaders in 2020
Dell Technologies was server market leader in Q3 2020 with 16.65 percent share. HPE had 15.94 percent share in the global server market in the third quarter.

Inspur has finished third in the server market. IBM held the fourth position in the server market. China’s Huawei was in the fifth position in terms of server revenue. Lenovo was in sixth position in the server market.

However, Dell Technologies is the market leader in terms of server shipment in the fourth quarter of 2020. Dell Technologies, HPE, Inspur, Huawei and Lenovo are the server market leaders based of the number of servers they shipped during the fourth quarter.
Server suppliers in terms of shipmentsNetworking vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 1.5 percent year over year to $25.8 billion during the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20). Worldwide server shipments declined 3.0 percent year over year to nearly 3.3 million units in 4Q20.

Volume server revenue grew 3.7 percent to $20.4 billion, midrange server revenue also increased 8.4 percent to $3.3 billion, while high-end servers declined by 21.8 percent to $2.1 billion.

“Global demand for enterprise servers was relatively flat during the fourth quarter of 2020 with the strongest increase to demand coming from China (PRC),” said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC.

Blade systems decline 18.1 percent.

Rack optimized servers grew 10.3 percent.

Servers running AMD CPUs as well as ARM-based servers grew revenue, increasing 100.9 percent and 345.0 percent year over year respectively.