September 2016: All of the following market share figures are for the 2nd quarter of CY 2016- unless otherwise noted - and represent worldwide results as reported by the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, September 2016.


Fact 1: Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to lead in the worldwide server market by revenue. HPE is #1 in worldwide revenue for the 12th consecutive quarter.

HPE garnered more than 1 in every 4 dollars spent on servers worldwide with over 25% revenue share. All other competitors failed to break 20%.


Fact 2: HPE leads the total Blade server market with a #1 position in worldwide revenue. HPE has led the Blade server market in revenue for 39 consecutive quarters, more than 9.5 years straight.

HPE continued to lead in total Blade server revenue worldwide, growing revenue and gaining share year-over-year.

#2 Cisco had a second consecutive quarter of decline in blade revenue, -7.3% year over year, resulting in a loss of -2.6 percentage points in share year over year.


Fact 3: HPE leads in Modular Servers (Combined Density Optimized and Blade servers) revenue again.

In this new category HPE is #1 in worldwide revenue again with more than 60% more share than #2 Dell and 2 times (double) the share of #3 Cisco.


Fact 4: HPE ProLiant is the x86 server market share leader in revenue for 81 consecutive quarters, more than 21 consecutive years.1

Sustained market leadership is a hallmark of HPE ProLiant innovation.

In the 4-socket x86 segment, HPE is #1 in revenue. In terms of absolute revenue for this key enterprise market, HPE outpaced #2 Lenovo by nearly 60%, delivered more than 2 times the revenue of Cisco, more than 2 times the revenue of Dell and 2.6 times the revenue of Huawei.


Fact 5: HPE leads in EPIC+RISC Blade server revenue.

HPE Integrity blades maintained the #1 position in revenue for the RISC+EPIC blade segment with 82.4% worldwide share.


Fact 6: HPE is #1 in Windows® revenue worldwide.

HPE has a 35.1% revenue share of the Windows market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell, by 7.6 percentage points.


Fact 7: HPE is #1 in Linux® revenue worldwide.

HPE has a 16.4% revenue share of the Linux market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell, by 1.9 percentage points.


Fact 8: For the 3 major operating environments UNIX, Windows and Linux combined (representing 99.9% of all servers shipped worldwide), HPE is #1 worldwide in server revenue.

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  1. Includes Compaq ProLiant from 1Q96 through 2Q02 and HPE ProLiant from 3Q02 through 2Q16. Source for historic data: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 2Q16 September 2016.

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