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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.

ODM Direct

Market Share: 31.7 percent

Original design manufacturers (ODMs) accounted for the largest market share for server revenue, although IDC combines all ODMs in terms of server revenue share and total shipments. ODMs manufacture and design servers that are later rebranded by other companies for sale.

The group of ODMs generated $5.49 billion billion in server revenue, an increase of 13.7 percent year over year compared with $4.83 billion in server sales in the first quarter of 2020. These ODMs captured 26.3 percent share of the total server market in the first quarter, up from 25.9 percent year over year.

When combining ODM server vendor shipments, the group shipped a total of 887,500 servers in the first quarter, up 15 percent year over year. Roughly one-third of all servers shipped globally in the quarter were from ODMs.

 

 
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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