In its latest report on the server market Gartner says that in the second quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 2.8% year over year, while shipments grew 2.4% from the second quarter of 2016.
"The second quarter of 2017 produced some growth compared with the first quarter on a global level, with varying regional results," said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice-president at Gartner.
"The growth for the quarter is attributable to two main factors. The first is strong regional performance in Asia/Pacific because of data centre infrastructure build-outs, mostly in China. The second is ongoing hyperscale data centre growth that is exhibited in the self-build/ODM (original design manufacturer) segment.”
Gartner also reveals that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue – and despite a decline of 9.4%, the company posted US$3.2 billion in revenue for a total share of 23% for the second quarter of 2017.
Dell EMC maintained the No. 2 position with 7% growth and 19.9% market share and Huawei experienced the highest growth in the quarter with 57.8%.
In server shipments, Dell EMC maintained the top position in the second quarter of 2017 with 17.5% marketshare while HPE secured the second spot with 17.1% of the market.
Gartner also reports that Inspur Electronics experienced the highest growth in shipments with 31.5% for the quarter, followed by Huawei with 26.1% growth.