PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 22, 2007— Marking its 20th consecutive quarter of server shipment leadership, HP (NYSE: HPQ) once again was No. 1 in total server units shipped, according to first calendar quarter 2007 server market figures released today by industry analyst firm IDC.(1)
HP grew overall server shipments by 16.6 percent in the first
quarter, growing faster than the top 10 vendors in the worldwide
server market. Driven by strong growth across its ProLiant, Integrity
and BladeSystem families, HP captured 33.6 percent shipment share in
the first quarter, shipping more than one out of every three servers
in the world. These strong results were underscored with the fact that
HP again tied for No. 1 in worldwide Q1 server factory revenue for the
third year in a row.
In addition, HP maintained its commanding lead as the No. 1 x86
server vendor, showing continued leadership as the No. 1 blade server
vendor in the first quarter with 45.1 percent total shipment share, a
year-over-year growth rate of 84.9 percent. Fueled by impressive
market acceptance of the HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture and the
use of blades in the high-performance computing market, HP took more
than five points of sequential market share at the expense of IBM and
Dell in the first quarter and outpaced the worldwide blade server
market as a whole.
"Today's results from IDC demonstrate HP's formidable strength as
a technology provider and confirm that we're meeting and exceeding
customer needs," said Mark Hudson, vice president of marketing,
Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP. "The strong growth in ProLiant,
Integrity and BladeSystem shows not only the breadth and value of our
portfolio, but also the strong customer acceptance from midsized
businesses through large enterprises and high-performance computing
Highlights from IDC's worldwide report include:
-- HP continued to lead the x86 server market with 35.3 percent
factory revenue share and 34.7 percent shipment share, marking
the 43rd consecutive quarter of leadership in this space.
Driven by continued success with its ProLiant family of
servers and increased demand for more richly configured server
systems, HP grew x86 factory revenue 17.9 percent
year-over-year, the largest growth margin since the fourth
quarter of 2004.(2)
-- In the high-performance computing market, HP maintained its
No. 1 spot for the first quarter of calendar year 2007 with
33.7 percent revenue share. While high-performance computing
industry revenue declined 4.7 percent quarter-over-quarter, HP
experienced 3.7 percent growth quarter-to-quarter.(3)
-- In the highly competitive AMD(R) Opteron(TM) processor-based
server market segment, HP took the No. 1 positions in both
revenue and factory units shipped. Despite the entrance of new
competitors to the market, HP gaining 2.9 percentage points of
factory revenue share and 3.1 percentage points of shipment
-- HP held the No. 1 position in the EPIC/Itanium(R) processor
market segment in both factory revenue and units shipped, with
39.2 percent factory revenue growth year-over-year in the
first quarter, driven by continued market acceptance of the HP
Integrity and HP Integrity NonStop family of servers.
-- HP remains the No. 1 Linux server vendor, growing faster than
major competitors and holding more than 35 percent factory
revenue and shipment market share in the first quarter.
-- In the high-end UNIX server market,(4) HP continued its
leadership in factory revenue share and shipment market share
driven by the strength of the HP-UX operating environment and
growth in HP's Integrity server business.
-- In combined Windows(R), Linux and UNIX server shipments and
factory revenue, HP held the No. 1 position, with 33.5 percent
and 32.7 percent share, respectively. These three operating
systems account for more than 97 percent of servers shipped
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(1) IDC, Q107 Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, May 2007.
(2) Includes Compaq ProLiant from Q196 through Q202 and HP
ProLiant from Q302 through Q107.
(3) IDC, Worldwide Technical Server QView Q1 2007, May 2007.
(4) Systems priced at US$500,000 and more; IDC Worldwide Quarterly
Server Tracker, May 2007.
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