IDC: Worldwide Server Market Hits $22.6 Billion In Third Quarter
Dell Technologies reclaimed global server revenue leadership over Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the third quarter of 2020 as the two continue their battle for server market-share supremacy, according to new server market data from IDC.
The worldwide server market generated $22.6 billion in the third quarter, representing 2.2 percent growth year over year. In total, vendors shipped approximately 3.07 million server units in the quarter, representing flat growth year over year.
“Global demand for enterprise servers was a bit muted during the third quarter of 2020, although we did see areas of strong demand,” said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst for Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC, in a statement.
Volume server revenue was up 6 percent to $19 billion year over year, while midrange server revenue declined 14 percent to $2.6 billion, according to IDC. High-end servers declined by nearly 13 percent year over year to $937 million.
It is key to note that IDC declares a statistical tie in the server market when there is a difference of 1 percent or less in the share of revenue among two or more vendors. In this particular quarter, IDC declared a statistical tie between Dell and HPE.
CRN breaks down the top five server market-share leaders in the third quarter of 2020, many of which made CRN’s 10 Hottest New Enterprise Servers of 2020 list.