Press Release: February 28, 2011

HP Outgrows Competition in Server Revenue for 2010

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP has assumed a tie for the No. 1 position in worldwide server revenue and maintains the leadership position outright for server shipments in calendar year 2010, according to a new report from IDC released today.(1)

HP captured 39.1 percent of the total x86 market revenue for all of 2010, growing 33.9 percent compared to 2009, according to IDC. HP ProLiant servers have held the No. 1 position in the x86 server market for 59 consecutive quarters, or as long as IDC has been measuring x86 server market share.

According to IDC, HP was the only major server vendor to gain revenue share in the EPIC/RISC Blade server market, gaining 20.8 percentage points year over year in the fourth quarter of 2010 (to a total of 62.3 percent market share in 4CQ10).

“Clients choose HP over any other server vendor so they can move from rigid IT silos to a more flexible infrastructure,” said Mark Potter, senior vice president and general manager, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP. “HP continues to lead the market by delivering server innovations that enable clients to increase IT productivity, reduce energy costs and lower operational expenses.”

Other highlights for HP included:

  • HP led the market in x86 servers with 38.5 percent revenue share for the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • For the year 2010, HP’s x86 server revenue grew approximately 34 percent year over year, exceeding the market growth of 29 percent.

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(1) “Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker,” International Data Corporation (IDC), Feb. 28, 2011.

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