IBM server market share falls to 25.6% in 2013 from 30.3%, says IDC

IBM server market share decreased to 25.6 percent in 2013 from 30.3 percent in 2012, said IDC.

IBM is the second largest server vendor in the world.

HP server market share in 2013 decreased to 26.6 percent from 27.2 percent in previous year.

Oracle server market share fell to 4.7 percent from 5.1 percent.

Dell and Cisco enhanced server market share.

Cisco server market share increased to 4.5 percent from 3.1 percent, while Dell enhance server market share to 16.6 percent from 15.5 percent, said IDC.

IDC chart of server market share for Q4 2013

IDC today said factory revenue in server market decreased 4.4 percent year over year to $14.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. Server shipments increased 8.2 percent to 2.5 million units in 4Q13.

In 2013, server revenue decreased 4.4 percent to $49.7 billion, while shipments increased 3.2 percent to 9.0 million units.

Volume systems experienced 8.0 percent revenue growth to $10.2 billion in 4Q13. Midrange and high-end systems revenue declined 19.6 percent and 28.5 percent to $1.2 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively, in 4Q13. The volume segment was aided by a continued expansion of x86based hyper-scale server infrastructures.

Top 5 Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue, Full Year 2013 (Revenues are in Millions)

Vendor2013 Revenues

2013 Market

2012 Revenues2012 Market
1. HP$13,24026.6%$14,14927.2%-6.4%
2. IBM$12,74625.6%$15,74930.3%-19.1%
3. Dell$8,27516.6%$8,05715.5%2.7%
4. Oracle*$2,3294.7%$2,6605.1%-12.4%
4. Cisco*$2,2324.5%$1,6103.1%38.7%
ODM Direct$2,8165.7%$1,7903.4%57.3%
All Vendors$49,722100%$52,028100%-4.4%

IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, February 2014

IDC said HP had 26.9 percent market share in factory revenue for 4Q13, as revenue increased 5.7 percent year over year to $3.8 billion. HP experienced improvements in demand for its x86based ProLiant servers, particularly in the U.S.

IBM had 26.8 percent market share for the quarter as revenue decreased 28.5 percent year over year to $3.8 billion in 4Q13. IBM experienced significant year-over-year declines in quarterly revenue for all three families of systems – System x, POWER Systems, and System z mainframes.

Dell server revenue declined 2.4 percent year over year to $2.1 billion, maintaining third place with 14.5 percent factory revenue market share in 4Q13.

Cisco and Oracle ended the quarter in a statistical tie for the number 4 market position with 4.5 percent and 4.1 percent factory revenue share, respectively.

Baburajan K
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