03 January 2018
Worldwide server revenues increased 16 per cent during the third quarter of the year compared to the same time last year, while shipments grew 5.1 per cent, according to Gartner.
The firm says a build-out of infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations was the main driver for worldwide growth in the server market during the period.
In Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), total server revenues came in at $3.1bn, a 17.1 per cent increase from the third quarter of 2016, says the analyst. Shipments totalled 495 thousand units, a growth of 2.9 per cent year over year.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) maintained the number one position in EMEA but saw its server shipments fall by 0.6 per cent in Q317 compared to Q316, while Dell EMC saw 9.7 per cent to maintain its number two position.
Other named vendors in the top five include Lenovo which saw its shipment numbers fall 27.6 per cent from Q316 to Q317, Fujitsu which grew 11 per cent, and Cisco which declined 4.1 per.cent,
Globally, Gartner says x86 servers increased 5.3 per cent in shipments for the year and 16.7 per cent in revenue during the period. RISC/Itanium Unix servers declined globally, down 23.5 per cent in shipments and 18.3 per cent in vendor revenue compared with the same quarter last year.