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Asia-Pacific server market grows in Q2

According to Gartner, server market grew 10 per cent in revenue and 21.7 per cent in shipments across Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific server market grew 10 per cent in revenue and 21.7 per cent in shipments, in the second quarter of 2013, according to Gartner.

Worldwide server shipments have jumped four percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2013, but revenue dropped 3.8 per cent.

IBM took the lead after posting worldwide server revenue of nearly $3.2 billion for a total share of 25.6 per cent.

The biggest revenue contribution was from its System z, according to the analyst firm.

In terms of shipments, HP took top spot, despite a year-on-year shipment decline of 13.6 per cent for the quarter. Its shipment share was 23.9 per cent representing a 4.8 per cent decrease compared to the same time last year.

There was a new entrant with Inspur making it into the top five after landing a significant high-performance computing deal in China.

x86 servers managed to produce an increase of 4.5 per cent in units for the second quarter, and 2.1 percent in revenue.

RISC/Itanium Unix servers continued to decline at 27.4 per cent in units and 25.3 per cent in vendor revenue compared to the same quarter last year. The other CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed an increase of 6.9 per cent in revenue.

In terms of server form factors, x86 blade servers declined three per cent in shipments and 4.5 per cent in revenue for the quarter. The x86 rack-optimized form factor climbed 3.9 percent in shipments and 2.4 per cent in revenue for the second quarter.

Gartner research vice-president, Jeffrey Hewitt, said the server market remained in a weak state overall.

    Gartner Q2 server shipments

  • HP - 586,857 - 23.9 per cent
  • Dell - 551,000 - 22.4 per cent
  • IBM - 209,833 - 8.5 per cent
  • Cisco - 77,729 - 3.2 per cent
  • Inspur Electronics - 65,350 - 2.7 per cent
  • Others - 969,342 - 39.4 per cent

    Gartner Q2 server revenue

  • IBM - $US3.1 billion - 25.6 per cent
  • HP - $US3 billion - 25 per cent
  • Dell - $US2.1 billion - 17.7 per cent
  • Oracle - $US 716.7 million - 5.8 per cent
  • Cisco - $US539.1 million - 4.4 per cent
  • Others - $US 2.6 billion