IDC Reports Rising Blade Market Share in 2Q15

IDC released their Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker yesterday and reported an overall 6.1% year over year (YoY) growth in servers.  IDC had very little mentions about blade server market but reported the following:

  • Dell’s blade server revenue grew faster than that of any of the top 5 vendors at 38.7%
  • Cisco’s blade business also continued to grow well, with Cisco’s blade revenue second only to HP in 2Q15

Top 5 Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue, Second Quarter of 2015 (Revenues are in Millions)

Vendor

2Q15 Revenue

2Q15 Market Share

2Q14 Revenue

2Q14 Market Share

2Q15/2Q14 Revenue Growth

1. HP

$3,427.7

25.4%

$3,181.7

25.1%

7.7%

2. Dell

$2,364.3

17.5%

$2,233.4

17.6%

5.9%

3. IBM

$1,994.4

14.8%

$2,972.0

23.4%

-32.9%

4. Lenovo*

$949.2

7.0%

$144.7

1.1%

556.1%

4. Cisco*

$866.7

6.4%

$726.7

5.7%

19.3%

ODM Direct

$942.6

7.0%

$834.9

6.6%

12.9%

Others

$2,930.5

21.7%

$2,602.6

20.5%

11.9%

Total

$13,476

100%

$12,696

100%

6.1%

Source:  IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, August 2015

* Note:  IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide server market when there is less than one percent difference in the revenue share of two or more vendors.

The full press release can be viewed at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25861515

 

 
Kevin Houston - Founder, BladesMadeSimple.comKevin 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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