Server revenues buoyant for Q2, says IDC survey

Independent analyst firm IDC has published its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, indicating that vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year to $24bn during the second quarter of 2020. It said shipments by volume grew 18.4% year over year to nearly 3.2 million units for the period.


“Global demand for enterprise servers was strong during the second quarter of 2020,” commented Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC. “We certainly see areas of reduced spending, but this was offset by investments made by large cloud builders and enterprises targeting solutions that support shifting infrastructure needs caused by the global pandemic. Investments in Asia Pacific were also particularly strong, growing 31% year over year.”


IDC said HPE finished the quarter with market share of 14.9%, while Dell Technologies captured a 13.9% slice of worldwide revenues. Inspur Power Systems took third place with 10.5% share and 77% year-over-year growth. Lenovo and IBM tied for fourth with 6.1% and 6% share, respectively.

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