Dell EMC enda vinnaren på servermarknaden
Misfiring tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise continued to head the server sales stakes, though an 8.7 per cent revenue decline to $3bn saw its market share clipped to 24.1 per cent versus 25.2 per cent a year earlier.
Dell EMC was the only major supplier to report growth, up 4.8 per cent to $2.37bn, pushing up market share for 19 per cent.
IBM revenues slumped 34.2 per cent to $832m, Cisco was down 2.9 per cent to $825m, and Lenovo was down 16 per cent to $731m. The “others” segment, made up by server contract manufacturers and bit part players, grew 4.4 per cent to $4.73bn.
In terms of shipments, Dell grew 0.5 per cent to 467,000 units and Huawei jumped by nearly a fifth to more than 156,000 boxes. Sales from all the other majors went backwards.
Dell:s servrar är trevliga maskiner med överlag trevliga prislappar. Köpet av EMC har i mina ögon inte gjort Dell till en mindre intressant spelare på marknaden.