Dell tops global server and storage market once again

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Dell tops global server and storage market once again

Dell Technologies is on fire. The now-public company extended its dominance in both the worldwide server and storage market in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to research firm IDC, gaining market share year over year over its main competitor Hewlett Packard Enterprise to remain the global infrastructure leader.

For the fourth quarter 2018, Dell captured 18.7 percent global share of server market, up from 17.5 percent year over year, according to new data from IDC. The infrastructure giant generated a whopping US$4.43 billion in server revenue, representing a more than 20 percent sales jump from US$3.68 billion Dell made in fourth quarter 2017.

The second biggest server vendor, HPE, saw a 10.5 percent increase year over year in revenues to US$4.2 billion in the fourth quarter 2018. However, HPE’s overall server share dropped from 18.1 percent in the fourth quarter 2017 to 17.8 percent.

Looking at IDC’s fourth quarter 2018 worldwide storage numbers, Dell captured 20.6 percent share, up from 19.3 percent share year over year. Dell generated nearly US$3 billion in total storage sales, up 15 percent compared to the same quarter one year ago.

HPE’s global storage sales were flat year over year with approximately US$2.6 billion in total revenue in the fourth quarter 2018. In terms of year over year worldwide storage market share, HPE fell from 19.2 percent share to 18 percent in the fourth quarter 2018.

Rounding out the top five global server market leaders is IBM in third place with 8.3 percent server share, Inspur at 6.6 percent and Lenovo with 6.3 percent share. Total server revenues worldwide reached US$23.6 billion in the fourth quarter 2018, up 12.6 percent year over year.

The global enterprise storage market hit US$14.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 7.4 percent year over year. NetApp came in third place with 5.8 percent storage share, followed by IBM at 4.8 percent, Huawei at 4 percent and Lenovo with 3.5 percent.

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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