The advent of cloud computing means we aren't buying as many servers as we used to, and that's reflected in flat server sales worldwide, according to Gartner. In the Asia-Pacifc region, who dominates?
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Asia-Pacific is actually the only part of the world where server sales grew in the second quarter of 2013, Gartner found, with shipments up 21.7 per cent and revenues up 10 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.
In terms of shipments, Dell is the biggest single player, with 23.6 per cent of the market. HP comes in second with 17.1 per cent, followed by IBM (14.3 per cent), Inspur Electronics (10.5 per cent) and Huawei (9.8 per cent). The 'other' category accounts for 24.8 per cent, reminding us that white box sales are still a key part of the market.
When it comes to revenue, the figures look rather different. IBM has 33.2 per cent of revenue in the region, followed by HP (20.5 per cent) and Dell (17.7 per cent). That reflects the fact that IBM and HP concentrate on higher value gear such as the IBM System Z series.