Tie No. 1: HPE/New H3C Group
Q4 Market Share: 16%
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its New H3G Group won the most market share in terms of revenue at approximately 16 percent, although IDC declared a statistical tie for first place as Dell and HPE were both within 1 percentage point of each other. In terms of server units shipped, HPE/New H3C Group ranks second at roughly 14.5 percent share of the total amount of server shipments in the fourth quarter.
“HPE’s quarter-over-quarter growth of 13.7 percent is more than double that of Dell’s, which was 5.6 percent,” said HPE in a statement to CRN after IDC released its market share report. “HPE’s strong performance is based on continued demand for compute solutions that span from industry-standard servers to high-end supercomputing.”
Due to the existing joint venture between HPE and its China based affiliate New H3C Group, IDC reports server market share on a global level for HPE and New H3C Group as HPE/New H3C Group.