Hewlett-Packard worldwide server unit share was down 15.4 percent in the first quarter compared to one year ago, according to IDC preliminary data.
Gartner preliminary data for first quarter showed HP's worldwide first-quarter unit share down 15.2 percent to 25 percent, according to the Gartner preliminary data. HP still holds the No. 1 worldwide market share position, according to the preliminary Gartner data.
"One quarter does not make a trend," said HP in a statement supplied to CRN. "We've been the leader for 17 years and now 68 quarters (according to the IDC preliminary report). HP continues to be at the forefront of the data center evolution, accelerating the pace of innovation and industry-leading server technology for our customers (e.g. Moonshot, SDN, CloudSystem, 3Par)."