May 2014: IDC released a quarterly update to their Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, citing market share figures for the 1st calendar quarter of 2014 (1Q14).

Consider these telling facts:

(Source: All of the following market share figures are for the 1st quarter of CY 2014 - unless otherwise noted - and represent worldwide results as reported by the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 1Q14, May 2014)


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

HP is #1 in worldwide revenue with 26.5% share. HP is the only vendor to garner more than 20% revenue share. IBM, at #2, had 19.1% share, and lost -5.9 points of revenue share year over year.


Fact 2: For 12 consecutive years, 48 straight quarters, HP is the #1 vendor in worldwide server shipments.

HP shipped more than 4 servers each minute in the first calendar quarter 2014. Overall in this quarter HP shipped more than 70,000 more servers than Dell, 3.2 times as many servers as IBM and 8.4 times as many as Cisco.


Fact 3: HP leads the total blade server market, with a 43.7% revenue share. HP has led the blade server market for 30 consecutive quarters, 7 ½ years.

HP is #1 in blade unit share, 45.2%, and has more unit share than Cisco, Dell and IBM - COMBINED. IBM lost -4.9 points of unit share year over year.

In the quarter, HP shipped 2.3 times as many blades as Cisco, 3.6 times as many as Dell and 3.8 times as many as IBM.


Fact 4: HP leads in combined Density Optimized and Blade servers with 2 times (2x) more revenue market share than the closest competitor, Cisco.

HP leads with 35.7% 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 private cloud and integrated systems. 1


Fact 5: HP ProLiant is the x86 server market share leader in both revenue and units for 72 consecutive quarters, 18 years. 2

Sustained market leadership is a hallmark of HP ProLiant innovation.


Fact 6: HP leads in EPIC+RISC blade server revenue.

HP Integrity blades maintained the number one position in revenue for the RISC+EPIC blade segment with 72.8% worldwide share.


Fact 7: HP is #1 in Windows® revenue and units worldwide.

HP has a 35.0% revenue share of the Windows market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell, by 8.7 percentage points.


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

HP has a 20.8% revenue share of the Linux market and leads the nearest competitor, Dell, by 5.7 percentage points.


Fact 9: 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.

HP has 8.9 percentage points more revenue share than the 2nd position server vendor in this market.

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 1Q14. Source for historic data: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for 1Q14, May 2014.

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