Driven by Cloud, Worldwide Server Revenue Grows 16 Percent in Third Quarter
Gartner Inc. is reporting this week that worldwide server revenue is up 16 percent in Q3 2017, mainly due to the drive to build the "infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations," as stated by Research Vice President Jeffrey Hewitt.
According to Hewitt, while Unix servers declined -- with shipments down 23.5 percent and revenue down 18.3 percent -- x86 servers increased 5.3 percent in shipments and 16.7 percent in revenue over the same quarter last year.
According to a table put out by Gartner, while HPE continues to lead the pack when it comes to server revenue -- with $3.1 billion -- its estimated server revenue is down by 3.2 percent over last year, where Dell EMC's server revenue is up 37.9 percent (to $3 billion) and IBM's is up 27.1 percent (to $1.1 billion).
China-based Inspur Electronics, which focuses on servers for datacenters providing cloud services, more than doubled its revenue and is now also in the $1.1 billion range.
Becky Nagel is the director of online media for 1105's Enterprise Computing Group and executive editor for several of its sites, including Redmondmag.com and ADTmag.com. Contact her via e-mail or follow her on twitter at @beckynagel.