Cisco leads x86 blade server market in Americas: IDC

Enterprise IT vendor Cisco is leading the x86 blade server market – based on revenue — in the Americas, said IDC.

IDC has also ranked Cisco as the top x86 blade server vendor in the United States and North America, said Cisco in a statement.

Cisco statement does not talk about its specific revenue market share and its rivals which are in the remaining ranks.

According to the IDC report, Cisco achieved with 39 percent revenue growth in server market on a cumulative four quarter basis ending in calendar Q1 of 2014. During this period, Cisco’s rivals in the top five posted flat or declining results.

IDC said Cisco also maintained its position as second worldwide in x86 blade server revenue market share, with a top-five ranking among server vendors overall.


As of May, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), which unifies computing, networking and solid-state application acceleration technology into a single integrated architecture, has attracted over 33,000 customers from 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, which is responsible for 45 percent year-over-year growth, said Cisco.

Since its introduction in 2009, Cisco UCS has claimed 94 world records on application performance benchmarks, most recently posting three new record-setting benchmark performance results on SAP and Java workloads, as measured by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

IDC earlier said Cisco-based solutions dominate the integrated infrastructure market with 42.8 percent market share.

Paul Perez, vice president and general manager, Cisco UCS, said: “Customers are adopting UCS because our innovation drives positive business outcomes for them. Our application-centric infrastructure will revolutionize the application experience and unlock further growth for Cisco.”