Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Declined in Second Quarter of 2016, While Shipments Increased

September 14, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 14 — In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 per cent year over year, while shipments grew 2 per cent from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot in shipments, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) remained the worldwide leader in server revenue.

“The second quarter of 2016 produced some continued growth on a global level compared with the first quarter, although there were some varied results regionally,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “All regions showed a decline in shipments except Asia/Pacific and North America, which posted growth of 5.6 per cent and 3 per cent, respectively. In terms of revenue, all regions except for Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe exhibited a decline. Asia/Pacific grew by 6.1 per cent and Eastern Europe posted 1 per cent growth. Variations of growth by data centre segments and exchange rate issues are the main reasons for these results.

“x86 servers grew 2.1 per cent in shipments and 5.8 per cent in revenue in the second quarter of 2016. Dell garnered 19.3 per cent of the market and moved into the No. 1 position in worldwide server shipments due primarily to growth resulting from programmes it has in place in the Asia/Pacific region, most notably in China. However, HPE continued to lead the x86 market in revenue with 26 per cent of the market,” said Mr. Hewitt.

Despite a decline of 6.4 per cent, HPE remained the leader in the worldwide server market, based on revenue, with 23.7 per cent market share (see Table 1). Dell grew 9.9 per cent and maintained the second spot in the market with 19.1 per cent market share. IBM secured the third position with 9.1 per cent of the market but experienced the largest decline among the top five vendors.

Gartner 2016 Server Revenue

Due to its success in the x86 market, Dell moved into the No. 1 position in server shipments in the second quarter of 2016, with 8.9 per cent growth, garnering 19.2 per cent market share (see Table 2). HPE dropped to the second spot with 17.2 per cent shipment share, representing an 18.7 per cent decline year over year.

Gartner 2016 Server Revenue 2

Additional information is available to clients who have access to Gartner’s Servers Quarterly Statistics. This database provides worldwide market size and share data by vendor revenue and unit shipments. Segments include region, vendor, vendor brand, subbrand, CPU type, CPU group, max CPU, platform, price band, operating system and distribution channel.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 8,100 associates, including more than 1,700 research analysts and consultants, and clients in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.


Source: Gartner

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