Huawei shines in server market with third position

Huawei Technologies has revealed how it achieved the third largest supplier position in the server market in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The latest Gartner report said server revenue grew 17.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, while shipments rose 8.5 percent.

Huawei servers ranked global No. 3 by revenue in Q4 2018, with 45.9 percent growth rate, the highest growth rate for servers in the world.

Dell EMC increased its server market share to 20.2 percent in Q4 2018 from 19.4 percent share in Q4 2017.

HPE’s server revenue market share fell to 17.7 percent in Q4 2018 from 19.3 percent in Q4 2017, according to Gartner.

Inspur’s server revenue share increased to 8.2 percent from 6.8 percent. IBM’s server share dropped to 8.2 percent from 14.1 percent.

The global server revenue rose 17.8 percent to $21.862 billion in Q4 2018. Server volume grew 8.5 percent to 3,472,886 servers. Server shipments grew 13.1 percent and server revenue increased 30.1 percent in 2018.

The Gartner report said Dell EMC, HPE, Huawei and Lenovo posted declines in server share based on shipments in Q4 2018. Inspur experienced the strongest growth with 24.6 percent increase in shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Huawei shines

The annual report of Huawei said the sales revenue of Huawei’s enterprise business rose 23.8 percent to CNY74.4 billion or $11.07 billion.
Huawei revenue details 2018Huawei launched 160 cloud services and 140 solutions, and worked with its partners to serve customers worldwide with 40 availability zones across 23 regions.

Huawei has grown its list of partners to more than 6,000 in this domain, and is exploring the use of its AI services in more than 200 projects across 10 major industries.

Huawei has deep insight into the challenges confronting the intelligent transformation of data centers. Huawei Intelligent Computing acts upon this insight by deploying its R&D initiatives on three fronts: intelligent acceleration engine, intelligent management engine, and innovative data center solution.

Huawei has upgraded its x86-based traditional servers to intelligent servers. Huawei provides tiered solutions covering the single-node, large-scale, and ultra-large-scale deployment scenarios, perfectly addressing the intelligent transformation requirements of data centers from multiple dimensions.

Huawei has launched the Ascend 310/910 AI chipsets in October 2018 and Kunpeng 920 ARM-based CPU in January 2019.

“These core chipsets boost Huawei’s intelligent computing offerings: the Atlas AI computing platform and TaiShan series servers. The broadened product portfolio covers the Cloud-Edge-Device scenarios, meeting diversified computing requirements,” Huawei said in a statement on Monday.

Huawei Intelligent Computing is advancing the computing industry with its x86 FusionServer Pro, TaiShan ARM-based servers, and the Ascend-powered Atlas products. Huawei is well positioned to drive the intelligent transformation of data centers for customers and facilitate industry transformation.

Gartner also said Huawei ranks No. 1 for multiple consecutive quarters both by shipments of blade servers and four-socket servers in the Chinese market. All these statistics well manifest the prowess and strength of Huawei Intelligent Computing.

Kiyomi Yamada, senior principal analyst at Gartner. “Technology product managers for server providers should prepare for continued increases in server demand through 2019 to exploit data center infrastructure market disruption.”

Gartner suggests that product managers should market higher memory content servers to take advantage of DRAM oversupplies.

Rajani Baburajan

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