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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.
Market Share: 28.8%
Original design manufacturers (ODMs) accounted for the largest market share for server revenue, although IDC combines all ODMs in terms of server revenue share and total shipments. ODMs design and manufacture servers that are later rebranded by other companies for sale.
These ODMs captured 28.8 percent share of the total server market in the second quarter, up from 21.1 percent year over year.
The group of ODMs generated $6.92 billion in server revenue, an increase of more than 63 percent year over year compared with $4.23 billion in server revenue in the second quarter of 2019. When combining ODM server vendor shipments, the group shipped a total of nearly 1.1 billion server units, up a whopping 62 percent year over year. Approximately 34 percent of all servers shipped in the second quarter came via ODMs.