Gartner Q1 Server Vendors: Winners And Losers

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x86 Self-Build For Cloud On The Rise

One bright spot in the overall worldwide server market is the sharp rise in the x86 worldwide shipments in self-build or original design manufacturer (ODM) shipments, according to Gartner.

Worldwide revenue share for x86 self-build/ODM, which includes Internet giants such as Facebook and Amazon building their own systems, was up 34.5 percent to 4.8 percent of the market in the first quarter compared with 3.6 percent in the similar quarter one year ago, according to Gartner.

Gartner said that worldwide shipment share for x86 self-build/ODM in the first quarter was up 34.7 percent to 7.3 percent share or 167,200 shipments compared with 5.4 percent or 124,100 shipments.

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