In the second quarter 2013, worldwide server shipments grew 4 percent year-on-year, while revenue declined 3.8 percent from the second quarter of 2012, according to Gartner, Inc.
“The global server market remains in a relatively weak state overall,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “The only real regional bright spot was Asia/Pacific with growth of 10 percent and 21.7 percent year on year in terms of revenue and shipments. Canada was the only other region that grew in both revenue and units (6.3 percent in revenue and 2.7 percent in units) while Latin America was close to flat for revenue but increased by 1 percent in terms of shipments. The U.S. also grew in terms of shipments by 1.9 percent year-on-year but declined in revenue by 5.1 percent.”
“x86 servers managed to produce an increase of 4.5 percent in units for the second quarter, and 2.1 percent in revenue. RISC/Itanium Unix servers continued to decline at 27.4 percent in units and 25.3 percent in vendor revenue compared to the same quarter last year. The ‘other’ CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed an increase of 6.9 percent in revenue,” Mr. Hewitt said.
IBM had the lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue for the second quarter of 2013 (see Table 1)--the company posted worldwide server revenue of nearly $3.2 billion for a total share of 25.6 percent. The biggest revenue contribution was from its System z.
In server shipments, HP remained the worldwide leader in the second quarter of 2013 (see Table 2) in spite of a year-on-year shipment decline of 13.6 percent for the quarter. HP’s worldwide server shipment share was 23.9 percent representing a 4.8 percent decrease in share from the same quarter in 2012.
Inspur also made it into the top five server position in the second quarter of 2013 primarily due to a significant high-performance computing (HPC) deal that it won in its native China during the quarter.
In terms of server form factors, x86 blade servers declined by 3 percent in shipments and 4.5 percent in revenue for the quarter. The x86 rack-optimised form factor climbed 3.9 percent in shipments and 2.4 percent in revenue for the second quarter.
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Updated Date: Feb 03, 2017 00:11:19 IST