PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 28, 2007— HP (NYSE: HPQ) increased its worldwide server unit shipments by 10 times the total of all other vendors combined in the third calendar quarter of 2007, according to figures released today by industry analyst firm IDC.(1)
During the period, HP captured 32.4 percent total unit shipment
share - more than Dell, IBM and Sun - and grew server factory revenue
faster than the market. Highlighting its performance, HP experienced
significant growth across its ProLiant
(http://www.hp.com/go/integrity) and BladeSystem
(http://www.hp.com/go/bladesystem) families of servers and server
"This quarter's stellar results exemplify HP's ability to deliver
server offerings that address the needs of IT leaders worldwide," said
Scott Stallard, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise
Storage and Servers, HP.
After adding products designed specifically for the midmarket, HP
saw increased demand for its HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture and
ProLiant family of servers as more customers looked to refresh their
IT infrastructures with lower cost, higher performing server systems.
HP extended its lead as the No. 1 blade server vendor in total
blade server units shipped and factory revenue, growing revenue by
79.6 percent year over year and gaining 9 points of market share year
over year at the expense of IBM and Dell.
HP also maintained its commanding lead as the No. 1 x86 server
vendor, with 33.2 percent unit market share and 33.3 percent total
factory revenue share, growing nearly three times the year-over-year
unit growth rate of the overall x86 market.
HP increased its total high-end UNIX(2) server share by growing
factory revenue 9.8 percent year over year and increasing unit
shipment market share by 28.5 percent year over year, while the total
high-end server market overall declined. As more companies look to
drive growth by modernizing business-critical applications on highly
reliable and efficient systems, HP experienced increased demand for HP
Integrity servers in the third quarter of 2007.
"HP is innovating across its overall server and BladeSystem
portfolios and executing effectively on its channel strategies for
value-added resellers and integrators," said Stallard. "These market
share results illustrate that we are making the right investments, in
the right technologies, at the right time."
Additional details and highlights from IDC's report include:
-- In the worldwide blade server market, which exceeded $1
billion in the third quarter of 2007, HP extended its No. 1
position, growing its total blade factory revenue by 79.6
percent and units shipped by 89.3 percent year over year
during the period. Fueled by increased customer demand for the
HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture, HP now holds 44.1 percent
unit shipment share and 42.1 percent factory revenue share,
gaining 14.2 percentage points of unit shipment share and 9.0
percentage points in revenue year over year.
-- Growing significantly faster than the x86 server market
overall, HP saw increased success with its ProLiant family of
servers, growing x86 factory revenue 10.7 percent year over
year. With the availability of new ProLiant servers tailored
for small and medium-size businesses and a broad range of
refreshed server systems based on the latest quad-core
processor technology, HP led the x86 server market for the
45th consecutive quarter with 33.3 percent factory revenue
share and 33.2 percent shipment share.(3)
-- Continuing to deliver market leadership across the
high-performance computing market, HP led the market with 34.3
percent market share and outpaced the market in revenue
growth. Additionally, HP continued to hold the No. 1 position
in the high-performance computing cluster market in the third
quarter of 2007 with 34.4 percent revenue share, marking the
fifth consecutive quarter of leadership.(4)
-- As more businesses look to move from proprietary server
architectures to lower cost, standards-based systems, HP
maintained its No. 1 position in combined Windows(R), Linux
and UNIX server unit shipments and factory revenue, with 32.4
percent and 32.0 percent share, respectively. These three
operating systems account for 98 percent of all servers
-- HP grew Linux server (http://www.hp.com/go/linux) unit
shipments and factory revenue significantly faster than the
market, gaining 4.7 percentage points of factory revenue share
in the third quarter of 2007. HP grew Linux server factory
revenue by 26.6 percent and unit shipments by 31.1 percent
year over year. As a result, HP remains the No. 1 Linux server
-- Fueled by increased demand for HP Integrity and HP Integrity
NonStop (http://www.hp.com/go/nonstop) servers in the third
quarter, HP grew Intel(R) Itanium(R) processor-based server
revenue by 57.2 percent.
-- HP maintained its No. 1 position in both revenue and factory
units shipped in the highly competitive x86-64 processor-based
server market segment. HP shipped more than 2.3 times and 26.3
times as many servers as IBM and Sun, respectively, leading
the competition in both Intel and AMD x86-64-based servers.
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(1) IDC, Q307 Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, November 2007.
(2) Includes systems costing $500,000+.
(3) Includes Compaq ProLiant from Q196 through Q202 and HP
ProLiant from Q302 through Q307.
(4) IDC, Worldwide Technical Server QView Q3 2007, November 2007.
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