Server Market Slip 'n Slide: Where Do Your Vendors Fit?

  • By

    Lawrence Walsh

    | Posted 2009-06-02
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Global sale of servers have sunk to a nine-quarter low. According to IDC, IBM and HP are in a virtual tie for first place in overall server market share, but they dominate a substantially smaller market than even the last quarter of 2008. Here's a nine-quarter look at the global server market, by gross sales and market share of leading vendors.
Server hardware sales have taken a larger than average hit this past year, due mainly to the recession but also to the wave of server and data center virtualization. IBM and HP lead the pack of vendors, but for better trending take a look at these numbers.
Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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