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IDC Report: HP Extends Lead in Blade Server Market

Industry analyst firm IDC released market figures last Thursday indicating that computer giant HP has extended its lead into the worldwide blade server market in both total blade server units shipping and factory revenue.

According to a release issued on the organisation’s website, HP significantly increased its lead as the No. 1 blade server vendor in its second quarter with 47.2 percent total factory revenue share, a year-over-year factory revenue growth rate of 71.9 percent.

"HP's continued market leadership demonstrates we are successfully investing in areas critical for our customers’ success,” said Scott Stallard, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP.

HP said it saw an increase in demand for its HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture and ProLiant family of servers as businesses began to require more powerful and scalable computing solutions for traditional applications and new workloads such as Web 2.0 high-performance computing and gaming.

It was also able to maintain its lead as the No. 1 x86 server vendor, with 34.8 percent unit market share, growing at 18.2 percent year over year in a market that grew unit shipments 7.8 percent.

“HP’s innovation across our server and BladeSystem portfolios is driving customer preference that competitors cannot match and makes us a key technology partner for today’s environments and those to come," added Stallard.

Read the original from SDA-Asia, here.

Published Monday, August 27, 2007 5:53 AM by David Marshall
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