Server market share in Q2, IBM leads ahead of HP

IDC has revealed global server market share for the second quarter of 2013. IBM leads, ahead of HP.

Server market revenue decreased 6.2 percent year over year to $11.9 billion in the second quarter of 2013.

Server unit shipments decreased 1.2 percent to 2 million.


Demand for midrange and high-end systems experienced year-over-year revenue declines of 22.3 percent and 9.5 percent respectively.

IDC said all three segments were impacted by relatively difficult year-over-year compares combined with transitions in the technology refresh cycles.

Mainstream SMB and enterprise server customers continue to focus on consolidation, virtualization, and migration initiatives aimed at increasing efficiency and lowering datacenter infrastructure costs. At the same time, challenging economic conditions are dampening demand for new IT projects necessary to grow the server market.

Sever market share

IBM has 27.9 percent sever factory revenue share in Q2 after it experienced 10.0 percent year-over-year decline in factory revenue losing 1.2 points of share in the quarter on soft demand for System x and Power Systems.

HP has 25.9 percent server factory revenue share following 17.5 percent year-over-year decline in factory revenue resulting in a loss of 3.6 points of factory revenue share.

HP experienced disappointing demand for x86-based ProLiant servers coupled with continued declines in HP Integrity server demand in the quarter.

Dell has 18.8 percent sever factory revenue market share in Q2. Dell’s server revenue increased 10.3 percent, helping Dell to gain 2.8 points.

Oracle has 6.0 percent server revenue share. Oracle’s server revenue decreased 5.7 percent.

Cisco server market share is 4.5 percent following 42.6 percent year-over-year revenue growth.

Top 5 Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue, Second Quarter of 2013
(Revenues are in Millions)
2Q13 Market
2Q12 Market
1. IBM$3,31127.9 %$3,68029.1 %-10.0 %
2. HP$3,07125.9 %$3,72429.5 %-17.5 %
3. Dell$2,22718.8 %$2,02016.0 %10.3 %
4. Oracle$7106.0 %$7536.0 %-5.7 %
5. Cisco$5374.5 %$3763.0 %42.6 %
Others$2,00116.9 %$2,08816.5 %-4.2 %
All Vendors$11,857100 %$12,641100 %-6.2 %
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, August 2013.

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