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Hewlett-Packard is still the world’s largest server vendor, with total shipments of 672,094 units in the first quarter, up 26.6 percent over the same period last year. HP was also the largest server vendor in revenue terms thanks to sales of $3.4 billion worth of servers, up 15.9 percent over last year.
Dell, however, was the fastest-growing of the top server vendors. Its server shipments rose 33.5 percent over last year to reach 510,452 units, giving it second place after HP, and revenue grew 35.5 percent to reach $1.7 billion.
Oracle, which inherited a storage business early this year when it closed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, took the biggest hit in server sales of the top vendors. Oracle’s total server shipments fell 29.5 percent over last year to 42,528 units, while revenue fell 38.7 percent to just under $600 million.
The top five server vendors in terms of units shipped in the first quarter of 2010 are, in order, HP, Dell, IBM, Fujitsu, and Oracle.
In terms of total revenue, the top five vendors, in order, are HP, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, and Oracle.
The “Other Vendors” category, which includes smaller brand-name vendors and custom server builders, saw unit shipments rise 19.4 percent to reach 544,898 units. Revenue for these vendors totaled $1.4 billion, up 7.8 percent over last year.