Dell increases global server market share lead

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Dell increases global server market share lead

Dell Technologies has once again increased its global server market share dominance as the US$91 billion infrastructure giant captured more than 20 percent server share during the first quarter of 2019, according to data from IT research firm IDC.

Dell Technologies generated nearly US$4 billion in server revenue during the first quarter 2019, up 9 percent year over year. The company’s market share rose from 19.3 percent in first-quarter 2018 to 20.2 percent year over year.

Dell’s main competitor, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, lost worldwide market share by having flat server revenue year over year of US$3.5 billion. HPE’s server market share dropped from 18.5 percent in first-quarter 2018 to 17.8 percent year over year.

Dell also was the worldwide leader in units shipped with a total of 517,000 server shipments in the first quarter, accounting for 20 percent of the total number of units shipped. HPE placed second with 406,000 servers shipped, representing 15.7 percent share.

Last week, Dell reported first fiscal quarter earnings of US$21.9 billion in revenue, up 3 percent year over year. However, the company’s server and networking revenue dropped 9 percent year over year to US$4.2 billion. Dell executives said the server revenue decline was mainly due to a sales fall in China.

Looking at IDC’s total first-quarter server numbers, the global market increased 4.4 percent year over year to US$19.8 billion. Worldwide server shipments declined 5.1 percent year over year to around 2.6 million units.

In terms of market share, Inspur placed third behind Dell and HPE with 6.2 percent share with revenue of US$1.2 billion. Lenovo generated US$1.1 billion to capture 5.7 percent market share, followed by Cisco with US$1 billion in server sales to win 5.3 percent share.

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