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The Real Story about Server Market Share

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10 facts that show Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the undisputed leader in the worldwide server market.

All of the following market share figures are for the 3rd quarter of CY 2016 - unless otherwise noted - and represent worldwide results as reported by the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, November 2016

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Fact 1: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continues to lead in the worldwide server market by revenue. HPE is #1 in worldwide revenue for the 13th consecutive quarter. HPE garnered more than 1 in every 4 dollars spent on servers worldwide with over 25% revenue share. All other competitors failed to break 20%.

Fact 2: HPE is the leader in the worldwide server market by units. The HPE ProLiant DL380 was the #1 server by unit volume. In this quarter, HPE shipped a server every 16 seconds on a 24 x 7 basis. For the quarter, HPE shipped 40,000 more servers than Dell Technologies, > 260,000 more servers than Lenovo, and >360,000 more servers than Huawei.

Fact 3: HPE ProLiant is the x86 server market share leader in revenue for 82 consecutive quarters, 20 ½ consecutive years.1 Sustained market leadership is a hallmark of HPE ProLiant innovation. In the 4-socket x86 segment, HPE is #1 in revenue and outpaced #2 Lenovo by nearly 50%, and delivered more than 2 times the revenue of Dell Technologies and Cisco.

Fact 4: HPE leads the total Blade server market with a #1 position in worldwide revenue and units. HPE has led the Blade server market in revenue and units for 40 consecutive quarters, 10 years straight.

Fact 5: HPE leads the Density Optimized segment with a #1 position in worldwide revenue and units.

Fact 6: HPE leads the Modular Server segment with a #1 position in worldwide revenue and units. In this category, HPE is #1 in worldwide revenue again with >70% more share than #2 Cisco and 2.6 times the share of #3 Dell Technologies.

Fact 7: HPE leads in EPIC+RISC Blade server revenue. HPE Integrity blades maintained the #1 position in revenue for the RISC+EPIC blade segment with 90.9% worldwide share. For all RISC+EPIC server form factors, HPE moved into the #2 positon in terms of worldwide server revenue gainig 7.4 points of revenue share year over year.

Fact 8: HPE is #1 in Windows revenue worldwide. HPE has a 33.9% revenue share of the Windows market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell Technologies, by 8.0 percentage points

Fact 9: HPE is #1 in Linux® revenue worldwide. HPE has a 16.5% revenue share of the Linux market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell Technologies, by 5.7 percentage points.

Fact 10: For the three major operating environments UNIX, Windows, and Linux combined (representing 99.9% of all servers shipped worldwide), HPE is #1 worldwide in server revenue.

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1: 1: Includes Compaq ProLiant from 1Q96 through 2Q02 and HPE ProLiant from 3Q02 through 3Q16. Source for historic data: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 3Q16 November 2016. About the Real Story: The Real Story series communicates topical news and views in the world of computing, providing fact-based content on the story behind the story.

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Eric Mullins is an HPE Digital Marketing Manager covering infrastructure news, insights and analysis from multiple segments. Come along for the ride to find out more about the future of data center technology

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