Server hardware shipments in the Chinese market increased by 15.63% year-on-year, according to latest data from Gartner.
Market research firm Gartner recently published a report on the server market for the third quarter of 2014 which showed the global server shipment increased by 1% year-on-year to 2.53 million units, showing weak growth. Among various regional markets, only China maintained a high growth rate of 15.63% and the total shipments reached 498,000 units.
During the reporting period, Chinese local server brands continued to show their advantages. Three out of the top five server providers were Chinese manufacturers, including Inspur, Huawei, and Lenovo. At the same time, Dell ranked first in the Chinese market and HP ranked fifth.
By product line, dual server was still the mainstream seller in the server market and it accounted for 79% of total shipments. With large shipments in the Internet, telecom operator, and education markets, Inspur gained the largest market share in the dual server market, followed by Dell.
In addition, the procurement peak of traditional industries such as government, finance, and telecom directly promoted the shipment of high-end server products. The sales of 4-way servers increased by 30% year-on-year and the sales of 8-way servers increased by 46.3% year-on-year.