NPD Group: Top 8 Server Brands Of 2016 Q2

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Slumping Servers

It was a tough quarter for the server market, with every major brand except for Dell and Super Micro seeing steep declines in the number of units shipped through distribution, according to NPD Group, a Port Washington, N.Y.-based market research firm.

Long the market's dominant player, Hewlett Packard Enterprise moved more servers through distribution than any other vendor in the second quarter, but saw its market share decline nearly 17 percent. And HPE got off easy compared to a couple of other vendors.

In total, the server market contracted about 20 percent year over year in the second quarter and vendors struggled to gain market share, NPD's data suggests.

NPD primarily tracks U.S. Global Technology Distribution Council members. Click through to see NPD's ranking of the top eight server brands of the second quarter.

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