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Dell Beats HPE In Global Server Market Share Fight

Mark Haranas

CRN breaks down the top five global server market share leaders, according to new data from IDC, with the first quarter of 2021 seeing server market growth soar 12 percent year over year to $20.9 billion.

No. 5: IBM

Market Share: 5.3%

IBM generated a total of $1.11 billion in server sales during the first quarter, up a whopping 29 percent year over year. The large revenue growth helped elevate IBM’s server market share from 4.6 percent in first quarter 2020 to 5.3 percent share in the first quarter of 2021.

In terms of the number of servers IBM shipped, the Armonk, N.Y.-based company did not rank in the top six vendors, meaning IBM shipped less than 110,000 units during the quarter.

It is key to note that IBM and Inspur have a joint venture around Inspur Power Systems, with IDC reporting server revenue from Inspur Power Systems included in Inspur’s market share.

IBM has been on an acquisition spree as of late, spending millions acquiring the likes of Waeg, 7Summits, Nordcloud, Taos, Expertus and SAP solution provider standout Truqua.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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