Robust growth for server revenues
Q2 server shipments grew 8% year-on-year, while revenue increased 7.2% from Q1 2014, says Gartner.“X86 server shipments increased 8.3% in the second quarter of 2015 and revenue grew 9%,” says Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice-president at Gartner.
“RISC/Itanium Unix server shipments declined 18.7% globally for the period, while RISC/Itanium revenue declined 9.7% compared with the same quarter last year. The ‘other’ CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed an increase of 7.8%.”Regionally, the US grew most with a 14.8% increase. The region also posted the highest vendor revenue growth at 14.7% for the period.HP maintained its No.1 ranking in the worldwide server market based on revenue with a 25.2% market share.