August 2014 – IDC released a quarterly update to their Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, citing market share figures for the second calendar quarter of 2014 (2Q14).

Consider these telling facts:

(Source: All of the following market share figures are for the second quarter of CY2014 (2Q14) - unless otherwise noted - and represent worldwide results as reported by the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 2Q14, August 2014).


Fact 1: HP is the #1 vendor in worldwide server revenue.

HP is the undisputed #1 vendor in worldwide revenue for the second consecutive quarter, growing revenue. #2 IBM lost -3.7 points of revenue share year over year.


Fact 2: For more than 12 consecutive years, 49 straight quarters, HP is the #1 vendor in worldwide server shipments.

HP shipped more than 4 servers each minute in the second calendar quarter 2014. Overall in this quarter, HP shipped more than 80,000 more servers than Dell, 2.9 times as many servers as IBM, and 7.0 times as many as Cisco.


Fact 3: HP leads the total blade server market with a 42.2% revenue share. HP has led the blade server market for 31 consecutive quarters, nearly 8 years.

HP is #1 in blade unit share, 42.4%, and in the quarter, HP shipped 2.1 times as many blades as Cisco, 3.4 times as many as IBM, and 3.4 times as many as Dell.


Fact 4: HP is #1 in density-optimized revenue share (tied), growing revenue at 190.2% year over year.

HP gained 18.3 points of revenue share while Dell lost -26.1 points of revenue share, both year over year.


Fact 5: HP leads in combined density-optimized and blade servers with double (2X) the revenue market share than its closest competitor, Cisco.

HP leads with 38.2% revenue market share in this segment, identified by IDC as a significant and growing market, driven by demand in public cloud hyperscale environments, as well as in private cloud and integrated systems.1


Fact 6: HP ProLiant is the x86 server market share leader in both revenue and units for 73 consecutive quarters, more than 18 years.2

Sustained market leadership is a hallmark HP ProLiant innovation.


Fact 7: HP leads in EPIC+RISC blade server revenue.

HP Integrity blades maintained the #1 position in revenue for the RISC+EPIC blade segment with 73.6% worldwide share.


Fact 8: HP is #1 in Windows® revenue and units worldwide.

HP has a 34.3% revenue share of the Windows market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell, by 6.0 percentage points.


Fact 9: HP is #1 in Linux® revenue and units worldwide.

HP has a 21.7% revenue share of the Linux market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell, by 7.7 percentage points.


Fact 10: For the 3 major operating environments UNIX, Windows and Linux combined (representing 99.9% of all servers shipped worldwide), HP is number 1 worldwide in server revenue and unit shipments.

To learn more about HP servers see:

  1. IDC Press Release, February 26, 2014
  2. Includes Compaq ProLiant from 1Q96 through 2Q02 and HP ProLiant from 3Q02 through 2Q14. Source for historic data: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 1Q14, August 2014.

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