IBM leads $250K+ server market with 63.6% share: IDC

IBM is leading the $250K+ server market with 63.6 percent revenue share in the first quarter of 2015, said IDC.

The leadership of IBM in the $250K+ server market is supported by 118 percent growth in IBM z Systems. IBM launched z13 Systems, a mainframe targeted at the digital economy with several advanced features, in January 2015.

IDC says IBM achieved worldwide server factory revenue growth of 66.1 percent in $250K+ servers in Q1 2015.

IBM’s z13 has the ability to handle 2.5 billion transactions per day. IBM built the z13 for handling the growth in mobile transactions where consumers expect to interact with businesses via smartphones and mobile devices.

IBM claims that the z13 is the first mainframe to process transactions and perform analytics simultaneously, allowing for fraud detection on every transaction.

Meanwhile, the server revenue of HP increased 10.4 percent, Dell 14.4 percent, Lenovo 658 percent and Cisco 44.4 percent in Q1 2015, said Gartner. On the other hand, IBM server revenue dipped 16 percent.

Gartner said all of the top five vendors experienced shipment increases in the first quarter of 2015, with Lenovo producing the largest growth rate of 239.2 percent.


IBM z13
In its 10th year, more than 74,000 students have participated in the Master the Mainframe contest program. In 2016, Master the Mainframe will host its second World Championship.

“During the past 18 months, IBM’s server strategy has undergone a massive transformation as we deepen our investment in high value servers,” said Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president for IBM Systems.

“With the introduction of the z13 and the POWER8 processor, it is clear that we are offering clients differentiated products to handle the demands that industry disruptors like cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security put on businesses everyday,” Rosamilia added.

Rajani Baburajan
[email protected]