Gartner: HP Top Server Vendor in Q3

By Channel Insider Staff

Hewlett-Packard was the world's top server vendor in the third quarter as x86-based systems continued to drive growth in the space, according to market research firm Gartner.

In a report issued Nov. 29, HP garnered 32.1 percent of the revenue market share -- generating in more than $3.9 billion during those three months -- and shipped more than 715,000 systems, giving it 32.6 percent of the market. IBM was in second place in revenue gain, followed by Dell. Dell was No. 2 in shipments, followed by IBM.

Fujitsu was in fourth in both revenues and shipments, while Oracle -- after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems -- was fifth in revenues, and NEC was fifth in shipments.

Unsurprisingly, it was the increasing adoption of industry-standard x86 systems that helped drive the overall growth of the server space, according to Gartner analyst Jeffrey Hewitt. The industry shipped 14.9 percent more x86 servers than it did during the third quarter in 2009, and generated 29.5 percent more in revenues, according to Gartner.

For more, read the eWeek article: HP Was Top Server Vendor in Q3: Gartner.

This article was originally published on 2010-11-30