Hewlett-Packard grew worldwide server shipments by more than 5 percent in the third quarter, reversing a slump of eight consecutive quarters of shipment declines, according to preliminary Gartner market data CRN obtained this week.
HP sold 669,129 units in the quarter, up 5.4 percent from 629,213 units in the third quarter of 2012. The company's market share for the quarter climbed to 26.9 percent, up from 24 percent in the second quarter of 2013.
HP CEO Meg Whitman has vowed to step up the server battle with rival Dell. Dell's third-quarter server shipments dropped by more than 14 percent.