Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The global server market continued to grow in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019 as revenue increased 5.1 per cent and shipments grew 11.7 per cent year-on-year, Gartner Inc. said on Thursday.
In all of 2019, worldwide server shipments declined 3.1 per cent and server revenue declined 2.5 per cent compared with full-year 2018.
“The market returned to growth with a very strong fourth quarter result, largely driven by a return of demand from hyperscalers,” Adrian O’Connell, Senior Research Director at Gartner, said in a statement.
“However, the outlook for the worldwide server market in 2020 is subject to great uncertainty. The impact of the coronavirus outbreak is expected to temper forecast growth. Although demand from the hyperscale segment is expected to continue through the first half of the year, other buying organizations’ reactions will vary.”
India server market saw an increase in demand of unit shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019 by 14.7 per cent, but the revenues declined by 13.2 per cent year over year.
Server shipments in India grew by 4.8 per cent in 2019 while server revenue declined 8.7 per cent.
HPE secured the top spot in India server market based on revenue in the fourth quarter of 2019 with 37.4 per cent market share.
Dell EMC secured 26.6 per cent market share, followed by Lenovo with 16.6 per cent of the market.
Cisco experienced the strongest growth in the quarter among the top five vendors, with revenue growing 0.8 per cent.
Interestingly, none of the top five vendors showed growth in revenue.