Report: Dell Surpasses HPE in Server Shipments

Dell surpassed Hewlett Packard Enterprise in server shipments in the second quarter, according to new research from Gartner Inc., but HPE maintained its lead in server revenue.

Overall, global server revenue declined 0.8 percent year over year in Q2 2016, Gartner said, though server shipments grew 2 percent over the second quarter of 2015.

"x86 servers grew 2.1 percent in shipments and 5.8 percent in revenue in the second quarter of 2016," Gartner analyst Jeffrey Hewitt said in a statement. "Dell garnered 19.3 percent of the market and moved into the No. 1 position in worldwide server shipments due primarily to growth resulting from programs it has in place in the Asia/Pacific region, most notably in China. However, HPE continued to lead the x86 market in revenue with 26 percent of the market."

HPE maintained its lead in generated revenue in the worldwide server market -- at 23.7 percent -- even though it suffered a 6.4 percent decline in growth from Q2 2015 to Q2 2016.

"Due to its success in the x86 market, Dell moved into the No. 1 position in server shipments in the second quarter of 2016, with 8.9 percent growth, garnering 19.2 percent market share," Gartner said. "HPE dropped to the second spot with 17.2 percent shipment share, representing an 18.7 percent decline year over year."

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