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Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 12 Per Cent While Revenue Grew Almost 6 Per Cent in Second Quarter of 2008
EMEA Server Shipments and Revenue Showed Double Digit Growth
"In spite of economic constraints in some markets like the United States, on a worldwide basis, servers continued to grow in the second quarter of the year," said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. "The most significant driver in the quarter continued to be an upswing in x86 server replacements that started in the first quarter. This, coupled with Web data center build outs and growth in emerging markets, produced solid Q2 results."
"RISC-Itanium Unix servers fell 7.9 per cent in shipments but grew 9.4 per cent in revenue indicating that higher-end systems were the hardware platforms that drove sales in this space," Mr Hewitt said.
IBM maintained the revenue lead in the worldwide server market for the quarter (see Table 1). It had solid increases in both its System p and System z brands which offset some revenue declines in its other brands. This produced a year-to-year revenue increase of 11.5 per cent for the period and pushed IBM's share up 1.6 per cent. IBM's overall revenue share lead over second-place HP was 3.6 per cent for the quarter.
Dell and HP had revenue increases for the period. Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens and Sun both experienced revenue declines.
In server shipments, Hewlett-Packard grew 8.7 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2007, and retained its worldwide server shipment lead. The share gap between it and second-place Dell decreased 3.4 percentage points for the quarter (see Table 2). HP finished the quarter with a 30.2 per cent shipment share for the period. HP's growth came from its ProLiant, HP Integrity and HP NonStop brands. HP pushed its blade server shipment share upward 3.6 per cent to reach a total of 45.2 per cent for the quarter.
Dell posted a 24.2 per cent growth for the quarter. All the remaining global vendors, Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens, IBM and Sun all had shipment increases in the single digits for the period.
In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), server shipments totalled 722 thousand units in the second quarter of 2008, a 14.6 per cent increase from the same period last year (see Table 3). Server revenue totalled $4.8 billion in the second quarter of 2008, a 12.7 per cent increase over the same quarter last year.
"We continued to see growth in the second quarter of 2008 in unit and revenue terms, boosting the overall performance for the first half of 2008," said Errol Rasit, senior research analyst at Gartner. "Continued demand contributed to positive results in EMEA, while a strong Euro exchange rate helped drive healthy Dollar revenue growth. These positive factors have helped to outweigh any potential negative growth influences such as consolidation or short term budgetary constraints."
In the x86 market, total volumes in EMEA grew by 16.1 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2007. Strong performances by HP and Dell bolstered the growth in this segment. In particular, Dell's growth of 22.1 per cent outpaced its nearest rivals, driven largely by increased volumes in low end servers.
In the second quarter of 2008, RISC and Itanium Unix servers grew 17.9 per cent in revenue while units declined 6.5 per cent year-on-year. A slightly more modest revenue growth of 1.8 per cent in Euros reflects a strong exchange rate effect in the quarter.
In server shipments, HP retained its market share maintaining its No.1 position, with shipments increasing 14.9 per cent year-on-year (see Table 4). Mr Rasit added: "Dell again outpaced its nearest rivals growing 22.1 per cent year-on-year. IBM and Fujitsu/FSC each lost volume share in the second quarter of 2008, while Sun maintained its share position compared to last year accounting for 4.2 per cent of the overall server market."
Additional information is available to subscribers of Gartner Dataquest's Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide program. This programme provides worldwide market size and share data by vendor revenue and unit shipments. Segments include: region, vendor, vendor brand, sub brand, CPU type, CPU group, Max CPU, platform, price band, operating systems and distribution channels.
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