Dell server shipments, revenues enjoying double-digit growth
Dell’s server shipments and revenues have been growing at a double-digit rate over the past few years, and it now ranks as the second-largest server vendor globally in terms of shipments and revenues, according to Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of server solutions unit at Dell.
Dell also managed to narrow the gap in market share against Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the server segment to 1% in the first quarter of 2015, ranking as the number one server vendor in China and North America, and second in Asia Pacific and Europe, said Gorakhpurwalla, citing data from IDC.
The market sizes of the three segments of the server industry, namely hyperscale servers, HPC (high-performance computing) servers and enterprise servers, currently stand at US$500 million, US$800-1,000 million and US$2.5-3 billion, respectively, estimated Gorakhpurwalla, noting that Dell’s growth in the HPC server sector will be the most evident.
The growing cooperation between white-box server suppliers and open source vendors is unlikely to pose a threat to branded server vendors such as Dell, Gorakhpurwalla said.
Dell also supports and cooperates with open source vendors and will continue to pour resources to ensure it delivers the best server products and services to clients, he added.
Dell also plans to further customize its hardware and software products for its DSC (data center solution) unit and will begin to offer new services to Internet service providers in the second half of 2015, Gorakhpurwalla revealed.