Dell and Cisco Grow Despite Tough Server Market in Q1

As overall server market revenue and shipments turned down in the first quarter, both Dell and Cisco schemes organised growth while enterprise stalwarts Hewlett-Packard and IBM laboured in the headwinds.

Worldwide server shipments turned down 0.7 percent year-on-year to 2.3 million flats, while income turned down 5.0 per hundred to US$11.8 billion, according to market study business Gartner.

Shipments and income were up in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, but not sufficient to counteract the declines in other districts. allowances are constrained and buying new servers clearly isn’t the highest main concern for numerous associations round the world, according to Adrian O’Connell, study controller at Gartner.

Market leaders Hewlett-Packard and IBM suffered declines in both revenue and shipments. IBM had the most income in the part, while HP sold the largest number of units.

IBM’s income was just over $3 billion, down 13.6 per hundred year-on-year for a 25.5 per hundred share. The company’s unit shipments declined 13.9 percent to 230,446.

HP shipped 580,563 servers, which was down by 15.2 per hundred contrasted to the first quarter in 2012. At the same time, HP’s revenue shrank by 14.4 per hundred to just under $3 billion or a 25 per hundred share.

While HP and IBM struggled, Dell and Cisco did much better regardless of strong situation.

Dell was the only vendor in the peak five that increased its server income during the quarter. It took in $2.1 billion, up 14.4 per hundred contrasted to the first quarter in 2012. That helped its share augment from 14.9 per hundred to 18 per hundred. Dell was trailed by Fujitsu and Oracle in server income.

Dell furthermore bigger shipments by 2.6 percent to 516,355 flats, narrowing the gap between it and HP to about 64,000 servers, compared to 182,000 a year before.

While Cisco was in fifth location in terms of flats moved, behind IBM and Fujitsu, it grew shipments by 33 per hundred to 53,873 servers.

Gartner’s “others” class — which adds simultaneously income and unit shipments from vendors that aren’t in the peak five — furthermore grew by 14.5 per hundred and 14.6 per hundred, respectively.