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HP leads as world server shipments hit 2.4m in Q2 2016

HP leads as world server shipments hit 2.4m in Q2 2016
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Worldwide server shipments increased by 2.6% to  hit 2.4 million units at the end of Q2 this year with HP retaining its lead, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

According to the technology research company, IDC, worldwide server market vendor revenue declined by 0.4% year over year to $13.4 billion when compared with the same year-ago period.

On a year-over-year basis, volume system revenue increased 5.3% and midrange system demand increased 12.7% in Q2  to $10.6 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively. Meanwhile, 2Q16 demand for high-end systems experienced a year-over-year revenue decline of 31.4% to $1.6 billion on a difficult compare to the prior year, IDC says.

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[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]”As we prepare for the second half of 2016, expect to see market growth led by cloud datacenter buildouts from key hyperscalers. Looking out further, the market will be impacted by digital transformation initiatives, including the Internet of Things and cognitive computing, and by a continuing shift towards software-defined infrastructure.”[/quote]Kuba Stolarski, Research Director, Computing Platforms at IDC says “The server market is progressing exactly as expected, with close to flat growth in the second quarter, following a difficult first quarter, but growth in volume servers is still healthy, which is a good sign for the market moving forward,”

“As we prepare for the second half of 2016, expect to see market growth led by cloud datacenter buildouts from key hyperscalers. Looking out further, the market will be impacted by digital transformation initiatives, including the Internet of Things and cognitive computing, and by a continuing shift towards software-defined infrastructure,” Stolarski adds.

On the overall server market standings by the five top leading vendor, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) retained the number one spot in the worldwide server market with 25.4% market share in vendor revenue for 2Q16, as revenue decreased 0.3% year over year to $3.4 billion.

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[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]Worldwide server shipments increased by 2.6% to hit 2.4 million units at the end of Q2 this year with HP retaining its lead, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).[/quote] Dell also maintained its number 2 position in the worldwide server market, building on server revenue growth of 10.0% year over year to $2.6 billion, resulting in 19.3% vendor revenue market share in 2Q16. While IBM retained the number 3 position with 9.8% share for the quarter as revenue decreased -34.0% year-over-year to $1.3 billion in 2Q16.

Lenovo and Cisco tied for the number 4 position for the second consecutive quarter with 7.2% and 6.4% market shares, respectively. Lenovo earned $969 million in revenues following an increase of 2.1%, while Cisco’s revenues declined 0.7% year over year to $860 million.

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