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HPE, Dell In Dead Heat In Server Market-Share Battle In 2020
As worldwide server revenue reached $24 billion in the second quarter of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies are neck and neck in market-share leadership.
HPE, Dell Battle For No.1 As Inspur Gains Steam
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has surpassed Dell Technologies in worldwide server revenue while Inspur is starting to become a major server competitor on a global basis, according to new data by market research firm IDC.
“Global demand for enterprise servers was strong during the second quarter of 2020,” said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst for IDC’s Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group. “We certainly see areas of reduced spending, but this was offset by investments made by large cloud builders and enterprises targeting solutions that support shifting infrastructure needs caused by the global pandemic.”
It is key to note that IDC declares a statistical tie when there is a difference of 1 percent or less in the share of revenue or shipments among two or more vendors. In this second-quarter 2020 report, IDC has declared statistical ties for first place and fourth place.
CRN breaks down the top five global server market-share leaders along with ODM Direct and a look at the overall server market in the second quarter of 2020.