IBM, HP, Oracle, Fujitsu server market share dips in Q1 2013

Infotech Lead Asia: Server market share of IBM, HP, Oracle and Fujitsu decreased in the first quarter of 2013.

The dip in server market share of IBM was 2.5 percent in Q1 2013.

HP’s market share in server segment decreased by 2.8 percent.

The decreased in server market share of Oracle and Fujitsu was 1.3 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.

However, Dell’s market share in server space increased by 3.1 percent.

IBM posted $3 billion in server vendor revenue worldwide. In the first quarter of 2013, system x accounted for 29.3 percent of IBM’s total server revenue.

Gartner says server shipments declined 0.7 percent year-on-year, while revenue declined 5 percent.

The only regions to post increases were Asia/Pacific and the United States, with Asia/Pacific showing the strongest growth with shipment and revenue increases of 7 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. While these two regions grew in both shipments and revenue, it was not enough to offset the declines of the other geographies–all of which declined in server shipments and revenue for the quarter.

Worldwide: Server Vendor Revenue Estimates, 1Q13 (U.S. Dollars)

Company 1Q13

Revenue

1Q13 Market Share (%) 1Q12

Revenue

1Q12 Market Share (%) 1Q13-1Q12 Growth (%)
IBM 3,016,060 25.5 3,490,477 28.0 -13.6
HP 2,959,030 25.0 3,455,760 27.8 -14.4
Dell 2,124,462 18.0 1,857,579 14.9 14.4
Fujitsu 583,239 4.9 626,722 5.0 -6.9
Oracle 538,542 4.6 739,826 5.9 -27.2
Others 2,604,390 22.0 2,273,724 18.3 14.5
Total 11,825,724 100.0 12,444,088 100.0 -5.0

Source: Gartner (May 2013)

 

In server shipments, HP remained the worldwide leader in the first quarter of 2013 in spite of a year-on-year shipment decline of 15.2 percent. Dell and Cisco were the only vendors in the top five to have positive shipment growth, with increases of 2.6 percent and 33 percent.

 

Table 2
Worldwide: Server Vendor Shipments Estimates, 1Q13 (Units)

Company 1Q13

Shipments

1Q13 Market Share (%) 1Q12

Shipments

1Q12 Market Share (%) 1Q13-1Q12 Growth (%)
HP 580,563 24.9 685,015 29.2 -15.2
Dell 516,355 22.2 503,450 21.5 2.6
IBM 230,446 9.9 267,556 11.4 -13.9
Fujitsu 73,375 3.2 86,360 3.7 -15.0
Cisco 53,873 2.3 40,498 1.7 33.0
Others             874,396 37.5             763,205 32.5 14.6
Total 2,329,009 100.0 2,346,083 100.0 -0.7

Source: Gartner (May 2013)

 

In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) server shipments surpassed 580,000 units in the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of 6.8 percent from the same period last year (see Table 4). Server revenue totaled $2.96 billion, a decline of 9.6 percent from the first quarter last year (see Table 3).

Each of the three EMEA subregions suffered a contraction in server revenue in the first quarter of 2013: in Western Europe revenue declined by 9.6 percent, in Eastern Europe it fell by 9.4 percent, and in the Middle East and Africa it decreased by 13.4 percent.

Dell and Fujitsu were the only server vendors to exhibit revenue growth in EMEA. The market environment remains difficult for all vendors, but those most exposed to the enterprise customer segment face the biggest challenges.

It will be little consolation to vendors in EMEA that this region did not deliver the worst performance of the quarter, as Japan experienced a 19.0 percent decline. Asia/Pacific and United States were the only regions to show growth.

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