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HPE, Dell In Dead Heat In Server Market-Share Battle In 2020

Mark Haranas

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.

Worldwide Server Market Sales And Trends

Global Revenue: $24 billion

Year-Over-Year Growth: 19.8%

Worldwide server revenue reached $24 billion during the second quarter of 2020, up nearly 20 percent year over year. Global server shipments grew double digits at 18 percent year over year due to nearly 3.2 million server units being shipped in the quarter.

In terms of the server class, volume server revenue was up 22 percent to $18.7 billion year over year, while midrange server revenue growth was flat at $3.3 billion. High-end systems grew 44 percent year over year to $1.9 billion, according to IDC.

Revenue generated from x86 servers fell 17 percent to $21.6 billion year over year, while non-x86 server revenue jumped 47 percent to $2.4 billion.

Looking at the server numbers based on geography, the Asia-Pacific region performed very well, growing at a combined 31 percent year over year, with China outperforming by spiking 40 percent compared with the same quarter one year ago.

Year over year, the U.S. grew 25 percent, Latin America was up 15 percent, Canada declined 11 percent, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell 6 percent.

 
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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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