HPE’s Worldwide Server Market Leadership Slips As Dell, IBM Gain Share
Worldwide Server Sales For Q3 2017 @DellTechnologies and @IBM are winning share in the global server market from leader @Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which lost more than 4 percent share during the third quarter of 2017, according to data from IT research firm IDC. Of the top five leading vendors, @Lenovo saw the biggest revenue percentage drop year over year, while original design manufacturer (ODM) direct sales jumped 45 percent. Worldwide server revenue increased 20 percent to $17 billion in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter one year ago as the market strengthened after several slow quarters. Server unit shipments grew 11 percent year over year to 2.67 million worldwide. CRN breaks down IDC’s market data for the top five server vendors worldwide.
HPE-New H3C Group
Q3 2017 Market Share: 19.5%
Q3 2016 Market Share: 23.7%
HPE-New H3C Group remains the leader in the global server market with 19.5 percent share. However, sales decreased 1 percent and the company’s market share dropped 4.2 percent year over year. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HPE generated $3.31 billion in revenue, down from $3.35 billion during the same quarter in 2016. HPE server shipments also dropped to 501 million units in third-quarter 2017 from 510 million in third-quarter 2016 .
“HPE has been pivoting away from hyper-scaler business and focusing on the enterprise, hurting year-over-year comparisons in the short term, but showing strength in the enterprise,” said Kuba Stolarski, IDC’s research director of computing platforms.