HP leads server market in second quarter of 2012

Infotech Lead India: HP leads the server market in the second quarter of 2012.


The other top server provider include IBM, Dell, Oracle and Fujitsu.


According to IDC, HP has 29.6 percent market share.

IBM has 29.2 percent share of the server market.

IBM experienced 8.2 percent decline in factory revenue.

HP’s revenue declined 5.0 percent.

Dell has 16 percent factory revenue market share.

Dell’s factory revenue increased 5.9 percent.

Oracle maintained the number 4 position with 6 percent factory revenue share.

Fujitsu ended the quarter in the number 5 market position with 3.9 percent factory revenue share. Facing a tough yearly compare from the K-computer HPC deal in 2Q11, Fujitsu server revenue declined 42.1 percent year over year.

Worldwide server market decreased 4.8 percent year over year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2012.

Server unit shipments decreased 3.6 percent year over year in 2Q12 to 2.0 million units, according to IDC.

Together, blade and density optimized servers grew 15 percent in annual revenue and now represent 22 percent of the market.

Volume systems experienced a 2.5 percent revenue decline.

Demand for midrange and high-end systems experienced r revenue declines of 11.2 percent and 7.6 percent respectively. All three segments were impacted by difficult year-over-year compares combined with transitions in the technology refresh cycles.

Linux server demand continued to be positively impacted by high performance computing (HPC) and cloud infrastructure deployments, as hardware revenue increased at 1.7 percent year over year to $2.8 billion in 2Q12. Linux servers now represent 22.1 percent of all server revenue, up 1.4 points when compared with the second quarter of 2011.

Microsoft Windows server demand was up 0.3 percent year over year in 2Q12 with quarterly server hardware revenue totaling $6.0 billion representing 47.9 percent of overall quarterly factory revenue, up 2.4 points over the prior year’s quarter.

Unix servers experienced a revenue decline of 20.3 percent year over year to $2.3 billion representing 18.4 percent of quarterly server revenue for the quarter. IBM’s Unix server revenue declined 10.0 percent year over year; however IBM still managed to gain 6.1 points of Unix server market share when compared with the second quarter of 2011.



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