Who You Will Buy Your Next Server From

Servers run the world, and global server sales were up 2.1 per cent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to Gartner. But which vendor you but them from still depends heavily on where you are in located and what you plan to use them for.

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Globally, HP is the dominant provider, followed by IBM, Dell, Cisco and Oracle. In the Asia-Pacific region, however, Dell has the largest market share, followed by HP, IBM and Huawei. Overall numbers for the Asia-Pacific region are heavily skewed by China, where large-scale web rollouts account for a large percentage of the sales.

In x86 blade servers, the figures differ again: HP has the biggest chunk (40.3 per cent worldwide), followed by Cisco (15.9 per cent).




    Used to use HP, however we had several support issues with them. I've been running Dell for the last few years and can't fault them at all. Hardware is reliable and support is very prompt.

    HP for our servers, never had a problem & always update the drivers before installing any OS

    I've been primarily putting out HP but other guys in the office swear by Dell. They've mentioned that iDRAC is far better than iLO and the servers generally seem to be at a better price point.

    Highly recommand these guys, depending on your need:

    Cisco UCS B200 series :) Just brilliant once you get your head around UCSM.

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