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5 Key Points From Gartner's Q2 Server Market Report

Matt Brown

Surveying The Server Scene

Dell made gains while Hewlett Packard Enterprise saw steep year-over-year declines but retained its position atop the revenue mountain in the global server market in the second quarter, according to research firm Gartner.

Worldwide server revenue declined nearly 1 percent year over year in the second quarter, but shipments grew 2 percent over the same time as x86 servers continue to gain traction in the market, Gartner said.

Dell capitalized on the strength of the x86 market, moving into the top spot in server shipments for the quarter, displacing HPE. HPE, despite declines in both revenue and shipments, held its position as the top server vendor by revenue for the quarter. Cisco Systems' revenue results were flat year over year. IBM, which sold its x86 business to Lenovo in late 2014, claimed a 9 percent revenue market share.

Still, while the battle between Dell and HPE rages, Chinese manufacturers Lenovo, Huawei and Inspur made significant shipment gains in the quarter. Click through to see five key stats from Gartner's second-quarter worldwide server report.

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