But, according to Jeffrey Hewitt, a research VP at Gartner, there were mixed results depending on the regions. “All regions showed growth in both shipments and vendor revenue, except for Eastern Europe, Japan and Latin America, which posted revenue declines of 5.8 percent, 11.7 percent and 24.2 percent respectively,” he said.
The reason for the differences in regional performance were mostly down to currency fluctuations, he said.
The Asia Pacific region showed a 23.8 percent shipment increase, with revenue growth at 25.4 percent.
HP dominates the worldwide server market, followed by Dell, IBM, Lenovo and Cisco.
IBM showed a decline of 42.8 percent but that’s mostly because it sold its server business to Lenovo. However, its mainframe business grew by 15 percent, Gartner said.
The RISC, Itanium and Unix server revenue declined by 11.5 percent during the quarter.