Lenovo did well in North America, overtaking Oracle in server shipments with sales of nearly 8,200 units, up 33.7 percent. However, with revenue of only $20.4 million, Lenovo took seventh place in that part of the market.
In North America, server sales from the "other vendors" are impacting the market.
Those "other vendors" accounted for shipments of over 322,000 servers, up 14.7 percent over last year, Gartner said. That put them collectively at the top of the list of shipments. Sales of those vendors rose 14.7 percent to $391 million.
Not included in the "other" category, however, are ODM sales to Web-scale companies such as Facebook, Yahoo and Google, Gartner's Hewitt said. They purchased nearly 179,000 units, up 20 percent over last year. The revenue of those servers was also up 20 percent to reach about $465 million, Hewitt said.
PUBLISHED DEC. 4, 2013