Dell Gains In Global Server Market In Q2
Dell gained ground on server market leader Hewlett-Packard as it grew its global server unit shipments in the second quarter, according to numbers from market researcher IDC provided to CRN by an industry source.
Dell shipped 552,486 server units in the quarter, up 4.8 percent, according to the IDC numbers. That put it only 28,684 units behind market leader HP, whose global server unit shipments declined 13.6 percent in the quarter to 581,170 units. Overall HP remains No. 1 with a 30 percent share of the worldwide server market, followed by Dell with 28.6 percent.
IBM's server unit shipments declined 8.4 percent in the quarter to 200,985 units, giving the vendor a 10.4 percent share of the global server market.