Breaking Down The 'Other' Server Makers
The "other" gang of server makers is growing. These are the server makers that have been quietly gaining momentum due to the industrywide cloud movement -- building everything from traditional big iron servers, commodity x86 hyperscale servers and even high-density low-power microservers.
According to research firm Gartner, their worldwide server shipments grew 52 percent between second-quarter 2009 and first-quarter 2013, from 25 percent to 38 percent. On the revenue side, they grew 100 percent between and second-quarter 2009 and first-quarter 2103, from 11 percent to 22 percent. By comparison, the number of IBM servers shipped in the same time period fell by about one-quarter. HP lost 20 percent server revenue market share, with 25 percent of the server revenue pie in first-quarter 2013 vs. 31 percent in second-quarter 2009.
Here is a list of single-digit "other" server makers based on research firm IDC's 2012 breakdown of top-branded server vendors and their worldwide server shipment shares.
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