September 26th, 2018 by Lyle Smith
IDC Releases 2Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker for the Converged Systems Market
International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the second quarter, this time for worldwide converged systems market, which reported an increase of 9.9% year over year to $3.5 billion during the second quarter of 2018.
In certified reference systems and integrated infrastructure market segment, the report shows a revenue of $1.3 billion--a year-over-year decline of 13.9% representing 38.1% of total converged systems revenue. Nonetheless, Dell showed its dominance once again as the largest supplier in this market segment with $639.8 million in sales, which translates to a 47.5% share. Cisco/NetApp generated $481.0 million in sales and the second largest share with 35.7%. HPE generated $108.4 million in sales, representing 8.1% market share.
For Integrated platforms, sales declined 12.5% year over year during the second quarter, generating revenues of $729.4 million. This amounted to 20.7% of the total converged systems market revenue. The tracker also shows Oracle as the top-ranked supplier of integrated platforms during Q2 2018 with revenues amounting to $440.6 million for an impressive 60.4% share of this market segment.
Looking at the branded view of the hyperconverged systems market, Dell was the leading supplier with $418.7 million in revenue and a 28.8% share, while Nutanix generated $275.3 million in branded revenue with an 18.9% share. Cisco and HPE showed a virtual tie with $77.7 million and $72.0 million in revenue, respectively, though HPE showed a massive revenue growth of 119.4%.
Looking at software ownership for this market, systems that ran Nutanix's hyperconverged software represented $497.7 million in total for Q2 2018 vendor revenue. Those running VMware's hyperconverged software represented almost an identical $495.8 million in revenue for this quarter.