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Analysis #HPE, #IBM and #Lenovo each lost their market-share footing in the server box shifting world at the end of 2016, according to Gartner and IDC. Server sales revenues also dropped in the final three months of the year. Gartner says worldwide server revenues declined 1.9 per cent year-over-year in the fourth quarter to $14.84bn, and IDC’s bean counters found there was a 4.6 per cent decline to $14.6bn. The Gartnerites said shipment numbers also fell, by 0.6 per cent year-over-year, and provided tables for worldwide and EMEA server revenues and shipment numbers. IDC says: “Worldwide server shipments decreased 3.5 per cent to 2.55 million units in 4Q16 when compared with the same year-ago period.” Overall, according to Gartner research VP Jeffrey Hewitt: “x86 servers continue to be the predominant platform used for large-scale data center build-outs across the globe, and the growth of integrated systems (including hyperconverged integrated systems), while still relatively small as an overall percentage of the hardware infrastructure market, also provided a boost to the x86 server space for the year.” The worldwide highlights are: HPE led the server market based on revenue in the fourth quarter HPE revenue was down 11 per cent Only #Dell and #Huawei exhibited growth for the quarter
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/02/server_market_shrinks/

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