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IBM holds top spot in revenues, third place in number of shipments.

Worldwide server shipments in the third quarter of 2011 grew 7.2 percent year-on-year, while revenue increased 5.2 percent year-on-year, according to Gartner, Inc.

"The third quarter of 2011 produced growth on a global level, but there was some significant variation in growth by region," said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. "All regions showed growth in both shipments and vendor revenue except for Western Europe, which posted a 4.9 percent decline in revenue for the period. Asia/Pacific grew the most significantly in shipments with a 23.9 percent increase. Eastern Europe posted the highest vendor revenue growth at 27.4 percent for the period."

"x86 servers forged ahead and grew 7.6 percent in units and 9.3 percent in revenue. Some regions like Western Europe and the United States did not produce as much relative x86-based server growth because of comparatively stronger third quarter results in 2010. RISC/Itanium Worldwide UNIX server shipments declined 6.8 percent, but vendor revenue increased 3.5 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The 'other' CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed a decline of 6.9 percent," Hewitt said.

All of the top five global vendors had revenue increases for the third quarter of 2011 except HP and Oracle. HP declined 3.6 percent year-on-year and Oracle achieved flat growth. IBM took the lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue (see Table 1) — the company posted just over $3.8 billion in server vendor revenue for a total share of 29.7 percent for the third quarter of 2011. This share was down 0.5 percent year-on-year. Most of IBM’s revenue growth came from its Power Systems line with some contribution by System x as well.

Table 1
Worldwide: Server Vendor Revenue Estimates, 3Q11 (US Dollars)

Company

3Q11

Revenue

3Q11 Market Share (%)

3Q10

Revenue

3Q10 Market Share (%)

3Q10-3Q11 Growth (%)

IBM

3,846,807,802

29.7

3,717,419,666

30.2

3.5

HP

3,802,440,047

29.3

3,942,615,230

32.0

-3.6

Dell

1,903,221,687

14.7

1,789,631,319

14.5

6.3

Oracle

763,610,285

5.9

763,964,420

6.2

0.0

Fujitsu

603,044,868

4.7

582,244,543

4.7

3.6

Other Vendors

2,048,599,229

15.8

1,533,530,740

12.4

33.6

Total

12,967,723,917

100.0

12,329,405,918

100.0

5.2

Source: Gartner (November 2011)

In server shipments, HP remained the worldwide leader in the third quarter of 2011 (see Table 2) in spite of a year-on-year shipment decline of 3.1 percent for the quarter. This decline was driven primarily by drops in HP’s ProLiant brand. HP’s worldwide server shipment share was 29.2 percent representing a 3.1 percent drop in share from the same quarter in 2010.

In terms of server form factors, blade servers rose 3.3 percent in shipments and 7.6 percent in revenue for the quarter. The rack-optimized form factor climbed 8.2 percent in shipments and 6.3 percent in revenue for the third quarter of 2011.

Table 2
Worldwide: Server Vendor Shipment Estimates, 3Q11 (Units)

Company

3Q11

Shipment

3Q11 Market Share (%)

3Q10

Shipment

3Q10 Market Share (%)

3Q10-3Q11 Growth (%)

HP

693,265

29.2

715,481

32.3

-3.1

Dell

517,867

21.8

501,593

22.7

3.2

IBM

287,507

12.1

287,574

13.0

0.0

Fujitsu

79,072

3.3

75,479

3.4

4.8

Lenovo

46,638

2.0

26,346

1.2

77.0

Other Vendors

748,633

31.5

607,641

27.4

23.2

Total

2,372,982

100.0

2,214,115

100.0

7.2

Source: Gartner (November 2011)

Additional information is available to subscribers of Gartner’s Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide program. This program provides worldwide market size and share data by vendor revenue and unit shipments. Segments include: region, vendor, vendor brand, sub brand, CPU type, CPU group, Max CPU, platform, price band, operating systems and distribution channels.

Gartner analysts will provide additional analysis on server trends further at the 30th Annual Gartner Data Center Conference, December 5-8 in Las Vegas. This event delivers a wealth of strategic guidance and tactical recommendations on the hottest issues, including servers, next-stage virtualization, the impact of cloud computing, mobility, storage, facilities, business continuity and disaster recovery.

More information on the Data Center Conference in Las Vegas is available atwww.gartner.com/us/datacenter. Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional information from the events will be shared on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/Gartner_inc and using #GartnerDC.

Gartner, Inc.(NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner deliver the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to approximately 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has approximately 4,300 associates, including approximately 1,200 research analysts and consultants serving clients in 80 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

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