Server Showdown: Top 10 Server Brands

3. Cisco

Cisco Systems slid into the No. 3 spot for server market share dollars. According to NPD data, Cisco's share of the server sales' pie jumped 1.8 points from 10.3 to 12.1 percent. Cisco's success is tied to its cloud and VMware-friendly UCS B200 M3 blade server with beefed up networking and data center scalability, according to NPD.

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