HP: Down, But Prepping For A Comeback
HP is still the world leader in terms of server revenue at $2.9 billion despite a 14.8 percent drop in sales over last year, IDC said.
The drop in server sales stemmed from weak demand for HP's Gen8 servers as well as continued weakness in its Itanium-based server business. That Itanium weakness was a big factor in the overall drop in Unix servers.
However, HP is still the leading vendor of x86-based servers and blade servers.