The server market news: x86 is still growing, mainframes are falling harshly
2018-08-21T07:07:48.844Z21 August 2018

The server market news: x86 is still growing, mainframes are falling harshly

Gartner unveiled the state of the global server market in the second quarter. According to their information, serve`s supply will reached 2.8 million units, which is 2.4% more compared to the same period of 2016. The revenue grew up to 2.8% which is almost $ 14 billion. Dell EMC was the market leader in terms of quantity - it managed to deliver 493 thousand servers (17.5% of the market) over the period. The second place was is held by HPE - it delivered 483 thousand servers (17.1%). In the third and fourth places, with a noticeable lag there are Huawei and Inspur - 176 thousand (6.2%) and 158 thousand (5.6%) respectively.

Lenovo part dropped significantly: in the II quarter, it managed to sell 146 thousand servers, while a year before it sold 235 thousand machines. Accordingly, its share decreased from 8.5 to 5.2%. Other suppliers entered the category "others". They accounted for 48.4% of the market, and the total number of servers delivered by suppliers from this category reached 1.37 million.

It also follows from the Gartner report that HPE, having earned $ 3.2 billion, retained revenue leadership in the server market with a share of 23%. It is followed by Dell EMC with 2.8 billion dollars (19.9%). IBM was in third place: $ 963 million (6.9%). Cisco took 6.2% of the market, gaining $ 867 million. Huawei, which was on the fifth position, earned 846 million dollars (6.1%).

So what has resulted the growth?

Experts named two factors, which, in their opinion, contributed to the rise of the server market. First, strong sales of equipment in the Asia-Pacific region were affected by the construction of data centers (mainly in China). The second reason is the expansion of existing hyper-scalable data centers (for example, those owned by Facebook and Google), which primarily helped ODM-producers.

The x86 processor architecture remains the dominant server platform used in large data centers around the world. Deliveries of x86 servers in the second quarter increased by 2.5% in quantitative terms and by 6.9% in monetary terms. The growing demand for integrated systems, the market share of which, however, remains small, also stimulated sales of x86-systems, reports Gartner. Meanwhile, server shipments on the RISC / Itanium Unix architecture decreased by 21.4%. The mainframes showed a significant decline - their manufacturers earned 29.5% less than a year earlier.



Latest news
How to become LIR in 7 days

There is an Internet infrastructure that includes switches, routers, which require a fairly large number of ..

30 August 2018
How to avoid mistakes when choosing a hosting

Everyone says that they learn from mistakes, but sometimes these mistakes can lead to very large losses. The..

17 September 2018
What is the reason for the global increase in the nu..

In April 2017, there were 320 hyper-scalable data centers in the world, and in December their number was 390..

15 November 2018
How likely is it that your site will "fall" during t..

Holidays are a special time for many areas of activity. For some companies it's a dead season, for others it..

5 June 2018

Do you like cookies? 🍪 We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using our website you agree with our policy!