TECH SUPPLIER Feb 2020 - Market Share - Doc # US45920719

Worldwide Server Market Shares, 3Q19: Demand for Enterprise Compute Is Near Historic Highs with a Shift Toward Smaller Form Factors

By: Paul MaguranisSenior Research Analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies, Sebastian LaganaResearch Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Greg MacateeResearch Analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies


This IDC study provides a brief overview of the worldwide server market performance during the third quarter of 2019.

Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market declined 6.7% year over year (y/y) to $22.0 billion during the third quarter of 2019. Worldwide server shipments declined 3.0% year over year to just under 3.1 million units in 3Q19. In terms of server class, volume server revenue was down 4.0% to $17.9 billion, while midrange server revenue declined 14.3% to $3.0 billion and high-end systems contracted by 23.7% to $1.1 billion.

"While the server market did indeed decline last quarter, next-generation workloads and advanced server innovation (e.g., accelerated computing, storage-class memory, and next-generation I/O) keep demand for enterprise compute at near historic highs," said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC. "In fact, 3Q19 represented the second-biggest quarter for global server unit shipments in more than 16 years, eclipsed only by 3Q18."



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