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HPE, Dell Battle For Server Market-Share Supremacy

Mark Haranas

The global server market hit $23.6 billion in second-quarter 2021, with midrange and high-end server sales dropping 30 percent or more, according to new data from IDC. CRN breaks down the top five server vendors that led the world in market share and total number of servers shipped.

No. 5: IBM

Market Share: 5%

Total Servers Shipped: Under 150,000

IBM ranks in fifth place in server market share after generating $1.17 billion in server sales in the second quarter. However, $1.17 billion in sales represents a decline of nearly 20 percent year over year compared with the $1.45 billion in revenue IBM captured in second-quarter 2020.

The Armonk, N.Y.-based company won 5 percent of the global market in the second quarter, down from 6 percent share year over year.

In terms of total servers shipped globally, IBM did not rank in the top five, meaning the company sold less than 150,000 servers on a worldwide basis. It is key to note that IBM has a joint server partnership with Inspur, which also made IDC’s top five global market-share list, around its Power Systems.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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