China's X86 server shipments reached 448,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 22.2%; and its server sales reached USD1.43 billion, a year-on-year increase of 34.6%, according to latest statistics from IDC.
Statistics from IDC showed that during the second quarter of 2014, the global shipment of X86 servers increased by 1.5% year-on-year to 2.2 million units; while the related sales increased by 7.8% year-on-year to USD9.8 billion. Of that total, China's shipment of X86 servers increased by 22.2% to 448,000 units and its related sales increased by 34.6% to USD1.43 billion, making the Chinese market a growth highlight among the world's server markets.
Statistics also revealed that the Chinese server manufacturer Inspur achieved the fastest shipment growth of 69% and it contributed a major part of the market growth. Its market share reportedly exceeded IBM, HP, Lenovo and Huawei, and the company continued to lead with a triple growth rate.
By product form, the rack server was still the mainstream product in the Chinese market and it was the strongest driver of growth. During the second quarter of 2014, the sales and shipment of rack servers increased by 43% and 34.4%, respectively.
By industrial markets, the Internet sector was the largest industrial market and it promoted the growth of overall markets. Large Internet operators like Alibaba and Qihoo continued to develop their cloud computing, gaming and search businesses, which created strong demand for servers. Meanwhile, medium and small operators such as JD.com, Yhd.com, and Cntv.cn also enlarged their procurements.
IDC said that in 2014, the server market began to recover from the weak situation of 2013. In the second half of the year, traditional industries, including government, finance, telecommunications, and manufacturing, will will help the server market maintain stable growth.