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Asia-Pacific Bucks Global Trend As Server Sales Drop

In the first quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 2.3 percent year over year, while shipments grew 1.7 percent from the first quarter of 2015, according to market researcher Gartner.

But Asia-Pacific sales bucked the global trend, with the region recording significant growth in both revenue and shipment numbers for the period

“The drop in revenues in light of shipment increases demonstrates that the servers that shipped during the period had lower average selling prices than those that shipped in the same time frame last year,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, a VP at Gartner.

All regions showed a decline in either shipments and/or vendor revenue – except for Asia/Pacific, which posted 9.7 percent growth in revenue and 8.4 percent growth in shipments.

“The real driver of global growth continues to be the hyperscale datacentre segment,” Hewitt said.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead in the worldwide market, with a 25.2 percent market share, based on revenue. Dell held second spot with 17.3 percent, down 1.4pc. IBM clung to third place with 9.7 percent, just ahead of Lenovo.

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