FRAMINGHAM, MA – Vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 2.2% year-over-year to $22.6 billion during the third quarter, according to International Data Corp. In the same period, worldwide server shipments declined 0.2% year-over-year to nearly 3.1 million units.
Volume server revenue was up 5.8% to $19 billion, while midrange server revenue declined 13.9% to $2.6 billion, and high-end servers declined 12.6% to $937 million.
"Global demand for enterprise servers was a bit muted during the third quarter of 2020, although we did see areas of strong demand," said Paul Maguranis, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies at IDC. "From a regional perspective, server revenue within China grew 14.2% year-over-year, and worldwide revenues for servers running AMD CPUs were up 112.4% year-over-year, while ARM-based servers grew revenues 430.5% year-over-year, albeit on a very small base of revenue."
Dell Technologies and HPE/New H3C Group were tied for the top position in the worldwide server market with 16.7% and 15.9% revenue share, respectively. Inspur/Inspur Power Systems finished third with a 9.4% share of revenue. Lenovo was fourth with a 5.9% share, and Huawei was fifth with a 4.9% share. The ODM Direct group of vendors accounted for 28% of total server revenue, up 8.4% year-over-year.