Enterprise IT vendor IBM’s cloud infrastructure equipment market share has decreased to 12.9 percent in the third quarter of 2013, said Synergy Research Group.
HP had a strong third quarter.
Despite a strong quarterly bounce from HP, enterprise networking vendor Cisco managed to maintain leadership of the cloud infrastructure equipment market, having taken over the top ranking position for the first time in Q1.
Cisco’s cloud infrastructure equipment market share in the third quarter was 14.6 percent.
The statement from Synergy Research Group does not talk about HP market share. It says HP had a strong quarter, doing particularly well in the private cloud segments.
For the third time in the last four quarters, cloud infrastructure equipment revenues passed the $10 billion milestone.
Total revenues for the quarter were $10.3 billion, 1 percent up sequentially and 6 percent up on the third quarter of 2012.
On a rolling four quarterly basis, annual growth has dropped off a little to 8 percent.
Computing system’s share of total cloud infrastructure equipment revenues was 52 percent in the quarter, while networking and storage each accounted for 21 percent. The balance of the market consists of cloud management and cloud security.
Jeremy Duke, chief analyst at Synergy Research Group, said: “Historically the fourth quarter of the year has historically seen a peak in revenues for both HP and IBM, so we are expecting to see a tight race with Cisco to see who leads the pack at the year end.”
Synergy Research Group predicts that the mix of spend will trend slowly away from computing systems and towards storage and networking, a trend which is exacerbated by the strong growth of ODMs in the server market. This will tend to tilt the playing field more in favor of Cisco.