Server Market Slip 'n Slide: Where Do Your Vendors Fit?
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.
In the channel, HP, Inc. is a storied vendor that has relationships...