December 12th, 2018 by Adam Armstrong
IDC Release 3Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker
International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the third quarter of this year. Again we see the numbers trending up for server sales, this marking the fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth. And once again, we see Dell make the top of the list.
The server market overall did well seeing a year over year market increase of 37.7% up to $23.4 billion this quarter. Server shipments are up as well with 3.2 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 18.3%. According to IDC, volume server revenue increased by 40.2% to $20.0 billion, while midrange server revenue grew 39.4% to $2.0 billion. High-end systems grew 6.9% to $1.3 billion.
For the individual vendors, Dell EMC is still in the top spot with 17.5% revenue share, a slight slip from last quarter’s 18.8%. Dell shipped 556,000 units this quarter. HPE stayed in second with a slight slip as well from 16.6% down to 16.3%. HPE shipped 456,200 units this quarter. Inspur took the third spot surpassing both IBM and Lenovo. Inspur (now Inspur/Inspur Power Systems) made the most impressive gain, 156.5% year on year, and going from 4.8% by revenue to 7.3% in one quarter.