Dell has beaten its rivals in the server arena to top the growth league,
however, HP still took top spot for overall market share.
Server market sales are up by six per cent, reaching $4bn (£2bn) for the second quarter in a row, according to IDC’s Quarterly Server Tracker. More than 600,000 servers were shipped in EMEA with three quarters of them being shipped in Western Europe.
HP had 33 per cent market share, followed by IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell and Fujitsu Siemens. However, Dell showed the biggest growth with 21 per cent. HP recorded growth of 11 per cent.
Nathaniel Martinez, program manager for European Enterprise Servers at IDC, told CRN: “It has been a very strong quarter. Western European involvement has grown, so there are more opportunities for the channel to reach new customers. There are also many more opportunities in the mid-market.
“Budgets are not going up, but vendors are still being asked to deliver.”
Despite Dell having the largest growth, Greg Carlow, managing director of VAR Repton, said: “Dell could be in danger of tripping itself up. It needs to work hard on its image and its engineering.”
He insisted that: “IBM is the strongest by unit sales in the market and HP has a lot of strength in the mid- and low-end of the market.”
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