HP Strengthens Lead in x86 Blade Server Market in Asia Pacific, Japan

17 Apr

HP significantly increased its lead as the No. 1 x86 blade server vendor in Asia Pacific, including Japan, in CYQ4, 2007. According to industry analyst firm IDC, HP captured 40.8 percent factory revenue share, a year-on-year growth rate of 143.2 percent. In unit shipments, HP maintained its lead position in the x86 Blade server segment compared to Q3 2007, capturing 43.4 percent market share. On a year-on-year basis, HP’s x86 blade server shipments in Asia Pacific and Japan surged 144 percent in Q4 2007.

Globally, HP now holds 45.5 percent unit shipment share and 47.7 percent factory revenue share of the $1.2 billion blade server market. HP also led the worldwide blade server market for calendar year 2007, according to IDC. For the blade server market in 2007, HP gained 11.1 percentage points of unit shipment share and 7.5 percentage points in revenue year over year, at the expense of its nearest competitors.

In Asia Pacific, HP continued to lead in x86 server shipments for the 23rd consecutive quarter (since CYQ2, 2002), capturing 27.5 percent market share in Q4 2007. HP also had the largest market share in factory revenue terms in the Windows and Linux server segments in Asia Pacific region in CYQ4, 2007, capturing 29 percent and 28.4 percent shares, respectively.

Fueled by increased demand for HP Integrity and Integrity NonStop servers in Q4 2007, HP’s Intel Itanium (EPIC) processor-based server revenues grew 53.0 percent in Asia Pacific (excl. Japan) region. According to IDC, HP tied for the top position in the Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) Unix server market in revenue terms, securing 33.0 percent market share measured in CYQ4, 2007. HP’s RISC & EPIC Unix server revenues grew 29.3 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis in Q4 2007, underpinned by 23.8 percent growth in EPIC Unix. RISC Unix server revenues grew by 46.4 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis, outperforming the market growth of 8 percent during the same period. HP Integrity servers represented the majority of HP’s Business Critical Systems revenue in Asia Pacific (Inc. Japan), with 77.0 percent share in Q4 2007.

“HP’s overall server and BladeSystem portfolios are undergoing constant innovation and also benefit from effective channel strategies for resellers and integrators,” said Diana dela Rosa, Enterprise Servers and Storage Manger, TSG, HP Philippines. “These positive market share results show that our strategies are paying off with the right investments, in the right technologies, at the right time.”

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Posted by on April 17, 2008 in HP


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