Server Showdown: Top 10 Server Brands


Oracle can thank sales of its eight-core Sparc T4-2 server for ranking it No. 4 on NPD's server list. The Sparc T4-2 server isn't Oracle's latest or brawniest server, but it has found a sweet spot serving companies craving single- and multi-threaded enterprise applications.

Oracle didn't budge from its standings last June, earning 2.8 percent of the dollar shares spent on servers in 2012-13, according to NPD.