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"Some Growth" for Q2 Servers says Gartner

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According to Gartner global server shipments are up by 2.4% Y-o-Y in Q2 2017, reaching 2.8 million units, while revenues total $13.9bn, a 2.8% Y-o-Y increase.

Server revenues Gartners

"Q2 2017 produced some growth compared with the Q1 on a global level, with varying regional results," the analyst says. "The growth for the quarter is attributable to 2 main factors. The first is strong regional performance in Asia/Pacific because of data center infrastructure build-outs, mostly in China. The second is ongoing hyperscale data center growth that is exhibited in the self-build/ODM (original design manufacturer) segment."

In terms of different technologies, x86 server shipments are up by 2.5% Y-o-Y while revenues are up by 6.9%. RISK/Itanium Unix servers are down by -21.4% in shipments and -24.9% in revenues, and the "other" CPU category (primarily mainframes) shows -29.5% revenue decline.

Gartner server shipments

HPE leads the market in the revenue rankings, since despite a -9.4% Y-o-Y decline it posts revenues worth $3.2bn, giving it a 23% share of the Q2 2017 market. Dell EMC maintains 2nd position with 7% growth and 19.9% market share, followed by IBM and its -23.5% revenue decline. Huawei experiences the highest revenue growth of the quarter with 57.8%.

In server shipments Dell EMC comes 1st with 17.5% market share. HPE is 2nd with 17.1% share, followed by Huawei at 6.2%. 4th placing Inspur Electronics sees the highest shipment growth with 31.5% Y-o-Y, followed by Huawei with 26.1% growth.

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