IBM maintained a stranglehold on worldwide server revenues in the secondquarter while Hewlett-Packard grew slower than the market average and Sun andFujitsu Siemens saw declines, according to market analyst Gartner.
Overall, worldwide volumes grew 12.2% to 2.3 million units and revenueincreased 5.7% to $13.8bn.
“In spite of the economic constraints in some markets, like the United States,on a worldwide basis, servers continued to grow in the second quarter,” saidJeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner.
Once again x86 continued to be the dominant market driver but web datacentre build outs and emerging markets contributed to growth for theperiod.
IBM grew revenues 11.4%,, more than twice the market average andconsolidated its share to 31.2%. Gartner said Big Blue saw solid increases inboth the System p and z brands as Risc-Itanium Unix revenues rose 9.4%.
In second position, HP grew server revenues just 2.9%, reducing its marketshare by 0.8% to 27.6%. Dell saw a 15% rise in sales, handing it an extrapercentage point to 13%.
Sun and Fujitsu Siemens revenues fell 6.8% and 0.1%, respectively, reducingmarket share to 11.8% and 3.6%.
In unit terms, HP clearly led the market with 8.7% growth, followed by Dellwith a 24% rise in shipments, with IBM and Sun third and fourth after postingrespective growth of 4.7% and 1.6%.