HP's Share Of The Server Market Continues To Slide
Hewlett-Packard's global server shipments dropped significantly in the second quarter, according to preliminary data from research firm Gartner obtained by CRN this week. The slower sales resulted in HP losing market share in the highly competitive server market for the second straight quarter.
HP second-quarter server unit shipments dropped by 13.5 percent year over year, according to the preliminary Gartner data. That follows a 15 percent drop in server shipments for the company in the first quarter. Still, HP managed to maintain its No. 1 position in the global server market against rivals Dell, IBM and others.
Analysts say HP is getting hit by marketplace trends, including a move away from traditional rack and blade servers toward servers running hyperscale data centers.