The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report shows that Worldwide Server Market Revenue has reached $25.4 billion during the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19). While volume server revenue has risen to 12.1% to $19.7 billion, midrange server revenue has fallen 14.1% to $3.3 billion and high-end systems grew by 8.9% to $2.4 billion.
Growth during the fourth quarter
HPE/New H3C Group and Dell Technologies, with revenue shares of 16.3% and 15.7% respectively, have the number one position together in the 4Q19 worldwide server market. Sebastian Lagana, research manager, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC said:
“While the server market recaptured growth during the fourth quarter, it was a bit of a mixed bag as robust hyperscaler demand benefited the ODM Direct vendor group, which combined with strong non-x86 server purchases to drive the broader market.”
IBM was the third-ranking server supplier during the quarter with generating a 9.1% revenue share on the growth of 17.6%. Based on unit shipments and market share revenue, Inspur/Inspur Power Systems was fourth. Lagana added:
“While the OEM x86 market was tepid, it’s worth noting that 4Q18 was one of the most challenging comparison periods in history, during which many OEMs generated double-digit growth and large revenue bases.”
The statistics geographically show that Canada, Latin America, and the USA have reached double-digit year-over-year growth in 4Q19. In addition to this, Japan (5.2%) and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) (4.2%) are also the regions that saw year-over-year growth slower than America. China has a faster growth rate than APeJ, up 6.7% year over year. Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have fallen 5.2% year over year.
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