Top Five Server Vendors Suffer Double-Digit Declines - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Cloud // Cloud Storage
News
6/1/2009
07:37 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Ransomware: Latest Developments & How to Defend Against Them
Nov 01, 2017
Ransomware is one of the fastest growing types of malware, and new breeds that escalate quickly ar ...Read More>>

Top Five Server Vendors Suffer Double-Digit Declines

In terms of revenue, IBM continued to lead the market, followed by HP.

Worldwide server revenue and shipments plummeted about 24% in the first quarter, with all the top five vendors experiencing double-digit declines.

The decreases were the highest ever suffered by the industry on a year-over-year basis, Gartner said. All server segments, x86 and Unix, saw declines in the ongoing economic recession.

"While this was not unexpected, the severity of the decline was greater than predicted on a worldwide level," Gartner analyst Jeffrey Hewitt said in a statement.

Global server revenue fell 24% from the same period a year ago to $10.2 billion, and shipments dropped 24.2% to 1.7 million units, Gartner said. All the top five vendors saw double-digit declines in revenue and shipments.

In terms of revenue, IBM continued to lead the market, followed by Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sun Microsystems, and Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens, respectively. In shipments, HP remained at the top, with Dell and IBM second and third, respectively. Sun and Fujitsu held the same position as with revenue.

For the remainder of the year, Gartner expected to server market to remain weak. The market is not expected to resume growth until next year, the analyst firm said.

Gartner's latest server numbers followed less than a week after IDC reported that the market fell 24.5% in the first quarter to $9.9 billion, the lowest level in at least a dozen years. IDC said HP and IBM tied for the top spot.


InformationWeek has published an in-depth report on Windows 7. Download the report here (registration required).

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll