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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. 3 (Tied): Inspur

Market Share: 7.2%

China-based Inspur captured a total of $1.51 billion in server revenue in the first quarter, up 10 percent year over year. However, even with the strong sales growth Inspur’s worldwide global market share dropped from 7.4 percent share in first quarter 2020 to 7.2 percent server share.

Inspur ranks third in terms of the total number of servers unit shipped in the first quarter by shipping 222,600 servers, up 2.6 percent year over year. Inspur’s server shipment market share currently stands at 8 percent on a global basis.

IBM and Inspur have a joint venture around Inspur Power Systems, with IDC including server sales from Inspur Power Systems in Inspur’s market share.

Inspur has been gaining data center momentum in terms of being a top server and storage system provider for public cloud infrastructure.

 
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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