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IBM leads the Indian server market

Anuradha Shukla | March 21, 2012
Grows in a market that is declining both from a sequential and an annual perspective.

IBM leads the Indian server market, according to IDC's fourth quarter (Q4) 2011 analysis of the Indian server market.

IBM led with 32.8 percent factory revenue share and was followed by HP with 28.1 percent share for this period.

However, findings of the report indicate that the India x86 server shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011 continued to decline both from a sequential and an annual perspective.

IDC noted a significant drop in unit shipments (more than nine percent) as compared to the third quarter of 2011.

This decrease in shipment is attributed to several reasons including high dollar conversion rates.

"Server shipments continued to plummet in the entry level x86 models in Q4 2011, thanks to high dollar conversion rates and, challenges with hard disk availability & pricing," said Madhan Dhandayutham, research manager, IDC.

"The non-x86 market also witnessed sharp de-growth in revenues."

Growth in factory revenues

 IDC's report "India Server Market" also shows that Dell's shipments rose sharply during Q4 2011. Both Dell and HP jointly held the number one position (tie) in terms of unit shipments followed by IBM.

Although factory revenues grew significantly on a sequential basis, the revenues declined by 5.6 percent when compared to the year ago numbers.

Revenues from the non-x86 server shipments declined more than 29 percent on a year-on-year basis. IBM also reported a significant increase in its non-x86 revenue market share.

IBM, HP, Dell and Oracle are the top four players, according to the report. These companies cumulatively held 90.6 percent of the total market in Q4 2011.


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