According to data from the IDC report, the worldwide server equipment market in the third quarter of this year decreased by 4% compared to the same period last year. The revenue of server manufacturers has been declining for the fourth quarter in a row. Experts explain the current decrease in demand by the fact that the market spike occurred in 2010-2011, when a significant part of the computer equipment in the world was updated. In all regions, except for Asia-Pacific (where demand is provided by the Chinese), the number of purchased servers is decreasing.
As for the market leaders, no radically new names appeared in this list. IBM is in first place, followed by HP, Dell, Oracle and Fujitsu. The difference in market share between IBM and HP is less than 1.5%.
It should be noted that the total number of Linux servers has increased compared to the third quarter of 2011. The share of Windows has also increased, but the popularity of Unix systems is gradually decreasing.