Server Sales Drop 2.5 Percent; Shipments Show Flat Growth
Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise were neck and neck in terms of winning the gold medal in the $23.6 billion global server market during the second quarter of 2021.
The worldwide server market declined 2.5 percent year over year to $23.6 billion in the second quarter, according to new data from IT research firm IDC. The number of servers shipped globally was flat on a year-over-year basis with a total of 3.2 million servers shipped during the quarter.
“Broadly speaking, server market performance was muted in the second quarter as the market shifted slightly toward single-socket server configurations,” said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst for Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC, in a statement.
Breaking down the market segments, volume server revenue was up 5.6 percent to nearly $20 billion year over year, while midrange server sales declined 30 percent to $2.4 billion. High-end servers declined by 33 percent year over year to $1.3 billion, according to IDC. In terms of the type of servers sold, sales generated from x86 servers decreased 2.2 percent to $21.4 billion, while non-x86 server revenue declined 4.5 percent year over year to $2.3 billion.
IDC declares a statistical tie when two or more vendors are within 1 percentage point of each other. In this case, two companies tied for first place in terms of server market share in the second quarter of 2021.
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