IDC Worldwide Server Tracker – Q4 2014 Released
IDC released the Q4 2014 Quarterly Server Tracker last night and it revealed that Dell has taken the #2 server spot with 16.7% market share.
According to the press release, “HP experienced solid demand for its x86-based ProLiant servers, particularly in the EMEA, Asia/Pacific, and Japan. Dell moved into the number 2 position in the worldwide server market for the first time following a server revenue increase of 11.9% year over year to $2.4 billion holding 16.7% factory revenue market share in 4Q14.” IBM followed up with 3rd place with 13.7% market share and Cisco came in a distant 5th with only 5.3% market share. Sadly, for the first time in 5 years, the press release had no mention of blade servers.
According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 1.9% year over year to $14.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14). This was the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, as server market demand remained positive due to an on-going enterprise refresh cycle coupled with continued infrastructure investments by cloud service providers. Worldwide server shipments increased 2.8% to 2.5 million units in 4Q14 when compared with the same year-ago period. For the full year 2014, worldwide server revenue increased 2.3% to $50.9 billion when compared to 2013, while worldwide unit shipments increased 2.9% to 9.2 million units, a record high.
Top 5 Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue, Fourth Quarter of 2014 (Revenues are in Millions)
4Q14 Market Share
4Q13 Market Share
4Q14/4Q13 Revenue Growth
IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, March 2015
To read the full press release, visit http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25461815
Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has over 18 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace. Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization. Kevin works for Dell as a Server Sales Engineer covering the Global Enterprise market.
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