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Global server shipments market grew 1.3% in Q2 14

Global server shipments market grew 1.3% in Q2 14
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Worldwide server shipments grew 1.3 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014, while revenue increased by 2.8 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to reach $12.6, according to Gartner’s Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide programme.

[blockquote right=”pull-right”]HP remained the worldwide leader in server shipments in the second quarter of 2014 though with a 2.9 percent decline in shipments to total 569,795 units. Dell was the second on the log, based on shipments, with 487,923 units. IBM, Huawei and Cisco shipped 190,911, 88,485 and 79,270 respectively. [/blockquote]
“The second quarter of 2014 produced relatively weak growth on a global level, with mixed results by platform,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “All regions showed growth in both shipments and vendor revenue except for Eastern Europe, Japan and Latin America.”

HP remained the worldwide leader in server shipments in the second quarter of 2014 though with a 2.9 percent decline in shipments to total 569,795 units. Dell was the second on the log, based on shipments, with 487,923 units. IBM, Huawei and Cisco shipped 190,911, 88,485 and 79,270 respectively.

“x86 servers managed to produce an increase of 1.4 percent in units in the second quarter of 2014, and an 8.1 percent increase in revenue. RISC/Itanium Unix servers fell globally for the period, a 23.2 percent decline in revenue and 7.9 percent decrease in shipments compared with the same quarter last year. The ‘other’ CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed a decline in vendor revenue of 2.2 percent,” Hewitt said.

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