Gartner said the year on year growth slowed however, largely due to currency exchange fluctuations in Western Europe and other geographies.
Servers using X86 processors rose by 8.3 percent in the quarter and revenues grew by nne percent. RISC/Itanium Unix servers fell by 18.7 percent for the period. Other CPUs, by which Gartner means mainframe CPUs, grew by 7.8 percent compared to the same quarter in 2014.
North America showed significant growth with a 14.8 percent increase in the quarter – its revenue growth grew by a similar amunt.
HP continues to be number one worldwide and has a 25.2 percent market share but Lenovo grew by 526.5 percent and that’s because it until it acquired IBM’s X86 server business it didn’t sell servers.
This change in the market hasn’t affected Dell’s position as number two in the market.