Reduced server demand led to decline in EMEA Server’s Q2 revenue: IDC


by CBR Staff Writer| 05 September 2012

EMEA server market generated $3bn in Q2

The server market revenue in Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region declined 11.6% during the second quarter (Q2) of 2012 to $3bn, when compared to the same period in 2011, according to a new report.

International Data Corporation (IDC)'s latest EMEA Server Tracker revealed that server shipments in EMEA declined 5.3% to 514,311 units in Q2, over the same period the previous year.

According to the report, in terms of the quarter-on-quarter performance, volume area declined 7.6% with revenue reporting 0.9% decline in Q2.

IDC EMEA Enterprise Server Group research director Nathaniel Martinez said, "2Q12 marked the third consecutive quarter of annual revenue decline for the overall EMEA server market and the fourth consecutive quarter of revenue decline for the Western European server market, where overall conditions have worsened in relation to 1Q12, due to rising economic uncertainty compounded by major technology transitions underway."

During Q2, the x86 server segment generated $2.2bn in revenues representing 72.2% of the total value market, while industry standard servers reported respective declines of 3.5% and 4.9% in both the value and volume areas.

Sales of non-x86 servers declined 27.5% during the quarter to $860.3m, representing the 14th consecutive quarter in which x86 sales exceeded non-x86 server sales.

HP had its highest market share of 38.9% during the quarter, followed by IBM with 27.2%; Dell capturing 13.4%, Oracle with 6.7%; and Fujitsu with 5.0% share, while others contributed 8.9% of the total EMEA market share during the quarter.

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