IBM and HP tied up on servers
In their ongoing server cage match, IBM and HP wrestle to the mat in a tie.
However, it looks like the Big Blue Bomber might be starting to get an upper hand.
International Data Corporation released its quarterly report on the world server market today.
With IBM servers being linked so close with Rochester, I always try to glance at this.
Here's some from IDC's release about the second quarter of this year:
IBM and HP jointly held the number 1 position in the worldwide server market with 30.5% and 29.8% factory revenue share respectively for 2Q11, a statistical tie.
IBM experienced 24.5% year-over-year growth in factory revenue gaining 1.6 points of share in the quarter on the performance of System x, Power Systems, and System z.
HP's factory revenue grew 9.3% year over year in 2Q11 based on solid demand for x86-based ProLiant servers and blades.
Dell maintained third place with 13.8% factory revenue market share in 2Q11. Dell's factory revenue increased 5.1% compared to 2Q10, driven in part by strong demand from SMB customers.
IBM's System z servers experienced the fourth consecutive quarter of positive revenue growth, with 61.1% year-over-year growth in 2Q11 to $1.2 billion, representing 9.0% of quarterly server revenue worldwide. This was the fourth consecutive quarter that IBM System z revenue exceeded $1 billion, driven by new product introductions and demand for capacity within the IBM installed base.