HP top in server marker again

22 November 2006 — Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) has out-shipped all other major vendors in the worldwide server market for the 18th consecutive quarter, according to figures released by IDC.

HP surpassed market growth in the worldwide blade server market, with 43.8 percent year-over-year factory revenue growth. HP also grew faster than the market in units shipped in blades and, with 35 percent revenue market share, had more than three times that of the third-ranked competitor.


In the high-performance computing market, HP was number one in revenue, with a 34.5 percent market share, and outgrew the market in revenue and shipments. HP beat industry growth in revenues by nearly twice with 13.2 percent quarter-over-quarter growth, and its units shipped grew by 5.7 percent compared to a virtually flat total market.


Mark Hudson, VP of marketing, enterprise storage and servers, at HP said: "The balanced performance in both units shipped and revenue illustrates HP’s continued strength across the board in the worldwide server market."