With a 30.1 percent total unit shipment share and 29.6 percent vendor revenue share, HP maintained the No. 1 volume position and took over revenue leadership with support from its HP ProLiant, Integrity and BladeSystem lines. HP ProLiant has led the x86 server market during every quarter reported by Gartner.(2)
In addition, HP claimed the top spot in worldwide x86, Intel® Itanium® and blade server units and revenue. HP also led in the combined units and revenue for UNIX, Microsoft Windows® and Linux-based servers. HP grew UNIX revenue more than twice as fast as its closest competitors combined and had strong UNIX growth in both India and China as these markets build out their infrastructures.
The Enterprise Storage and Servers unit, responsible for 17 percent of HP’s income in the second quarter of fiscal 2008, recorded 4 percent year-over-year growth with revenue of $4.8 billion. This achievement was driven by a 68 percent gain in HP BladeSystem server sales.
The blades market continues to ramp quickly as both enterprise and midsize customers adopt the technology. Gartner’s figures show that HP held 52.9 percent vendor revenue and 46.3 percent units shipped for the first quarter of calendar year 2008.
Businesses are relying on Integrity server blades, including the recently announced HP Integrity BL870c, to lower the costs of powering their large, business-critical and memory-intensive workloads. Additionally, thousands of enterprise and midsize customers have embraced the award-winning HP BladeSystem c-Class ( http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem) design to accelerate their business growth and keep their infrastructure costs in check.
“With significant performance, energy usage and cost advantages over the competition, it is clear why customers continue to choose HP servers to manage their growing workloads,” said Paul Miller, vice president, marketing, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP. “HP offers the broadest server portfolio in the industry developed for a variety of market segments that each have distinct computing needs.”
Additional details and highlights from the first quarter of calendar year 2008 include:
More information about HP servers is available at www.hp.com/go/servers.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $110.4 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2008. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.
(1) Gartner, Server Quarterly Statistics Worldwide: Database, May 2008.
(2) Based on HP and Compaq x86 servers combined.