HP significantly increased its lead as the No. 1 x86 blade server vendor in Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) in CYQ2, 2008, according to industry analyst firm IDC.
HP led in x86 blade server shipments for the sixth consecutive quarter (since CYQ2, 2007), securing 48.3 percent unit market share and a year-on-year growth rate of 66.5 percent in Q208.(1) In factory revenues, HP maintained its lead position for the third consecutive quarter (since CYQ4, 2007) in the x86 blade server segment, capturing 46 percent market share.
Globally, HP holds 50.1 percent unit shipment and factory revenue share of the $1.2 billion blade server market.
Key capabilities that address customers’ data center requirements such as virtualization and energy efficiency drove HP’s leadership in blade servers. “Customers are challenged with underutilized resources, limited space and soaring energy costs of their data centers,” said Tony Parkinson, vice president, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “HP is the preferred vendor to address customers’ virtualization requirements from desktop to data center.”
HP customer Bank NISP wanted to reduce data center power and cooling costs arising as a result of server sprawl. The company consolidated 46 servers to 14 HP BladeSystem c-Class server blades with VMware using HP Insight Control Environment (ICE) for unified management of physical and virtual infrastructure. The HP solutions provided a flexible operating environment, improved customer service and assured business continuity.
“The key advantage of HP virtual server solution is that it provides an automated environment,” said Filipus Suwarno, Head of Information Technology, Bank NISP. “With its easy plug-and-play usability, we could migrate existing servers quite easily without incurring much downtime.”
Additional details and highlights from IDC’s Asia/Pacific Server and Storage Tracker include:
– HP led in x86 server shipments for the 25th consecutive quarter (since CYQ2, 2002) in Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) region, capturing 28.8 percent market share in CYQ2 2008.
– HP had the largest market share in factory revenue of the Windows® and Linux server segments in Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) region in CYQ2, 2008, capturing 28.1 percent and 26.4 percent share, respectively.
– Fueled by the increasing demand for its Integrity servers, HP grew its Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) non-x86 (Itanium-based EPIC and RISC-processor) UNIX server revenues by 20.2 percent year on year in CYQ2, 2008, almost doubling (1.8x) the overall market growth for the same period. HP’s overall non-x86 UNIX server revenue growth was driven by 53.3 percent year-on-year revenue growth in Itanium-based EPIC UNIX servers. In addition, HP’s overall Itanium-based EPIC processor-based server revenues grew 45.5 percent year-on-year to reach 74.9 percent market share in the Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) EPIC server market in CYQ2, 2008.
– In the Asia Pacific (inc. Japan) total disk storage market,(3) HP shipped more terabytes (TB) of disk storage than any other vendor with 18.4 percent shipped in CYQ2, 2008. The TB shipments for the quarter had year-on-year growth of 21.2 percent.