Unix Decline Drags Down Server Sales

Second entertain 2013 figures for a server marketplace have shown descending revenues and shipments worldwide, according to both Gartner and IDC.

The investigate companies agrees that a categorical reasons for the continued decline was a high diminution in RISC/Itanium Unix server sales. Revenues for this marketplace declined during 27.4 percent in units and 25.3 percent in businessman income compared to a same entertain final year as business sought choice platforms to reduce costs and advantage larger flexibility.

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However, x86 servers didn’t p[ick adult any advantage from a Unix decline. According to Gartner, notwithstanding a emigration from midrange servers to x86 architectures, x86 server income still decreased by 4.7 percent in EMEA even yet RISC/Itanium Unix income tumbled by 22.6 percent. In what a association refers to as “other” servers, essentially mainframes, a marketplace saw a most healthier aspect and it grew by 44.3 percent, ensuing from height refreshes.

At IDC, researchers found that Unix server income declined by 21.0 percent year on year to $1.8 billion (£1.2bn), representing 15.1 percent of server income for a quarter. The organisation pronounced this is a lowest quarterly Unix server income it has ever reported.

“The non-x86 server marketplace is in a center of a vital transformation, as hardware platforms compared with Unix continue to demeanour for a bottom in their physical decline, mainframes find new third height workloads, and a marketplace prepares for new RISC-based system-on-a-chip architectures to enter,” said Kuba Stolarskiresearch manager for enterprise servers at IDC. “As a lines between x86 and non-x86 workloads continue to blur, business will find compelled cases outward of x86 for hyperscale and scale-up solutions for their analytics, cloud, mobile, and amicable platforms.”

According to Gartner, EMEA server shipments surpassed 550,000 units in a second entertain of 2013, a diminution of 5.9 percent from a same duration final year. Server income totalled $3.1 billion (£2bn) in a quarter, a diminution of 4.6 percent from a same entertain final year. The usually informal splendid mark for Gartner was a Asia/Pacific segment with expansion of 10 percent income and 21.7 percent in shipments year on year.

“Weak craving demand, total with converging and height migration, continued to moderate a EMEA server market,” pronounced Adrian O’Connell, investigate executive during Gartner. ”In further to diseased demand, determined vendors are increasingly challenged by relatively-new vendors such as Cisco, Asia/Pacific-based suppliers such as Lenovo and Huawei, and strange pattern manufacturers offered directly to vast end-users.

“Demand for servers in EMEA remained compelled in a second quarter. All 3 EMEA sub-regions saw server income diminution in a second entertain of 2013. In Western Europe, income declined 1.6 percent; in Eastern Europe it fell 17.9 percent and a Middle East and Africa segment decreased 9 percent,” he added.

Both Gartner and IDC placed IBM in a tip mark as distant as revenues were concerned. HPDellOracle and Cisco were placed second to fifth by both firms respectively. HP managed to see a diminution in revenues of 17.5 percent in both Gartner’s and IDC’s calculations. HP has been a categorical devotee of Itanium.

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Unix Plunges As Server Revenues And Shipments Decline

Second entertain 2013 figures for a server marketplace have shown descending revenues and shipments worldwide, according to both Gartner and IDC.

The investigate companies agrees that a categorical reasons for the continued decline was a high diminution in RISC/Itanium Unix servers sales. Revenues for this marketplace declined during 27.4 percent in units and 25.3 percent in businessman income compared to a same entertain final year as business sought choice platforms to reduce costs and benefit larger flexibility.

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According to Gartner, notwithstanding a emigration from midrange servers to x86 architectures, a x86 server income still decreased by 4.7 percent in EMEA even yet RISC/Itanium Unix income tumbled by 22.6 percent. In what a association refers to as “other” servers, essentially mainframes, a marketplace saw a most healthier aspect and it grew by 44.3 percent, ensuing from height refreshes.

At IDC, researchers found that Unix servers’ income declined by 21.0 percent year on year to $1.8 billion (£1.2bn), representing 15.1 percent of server income for a quarter. The organisation pronounced this is a lowest quarterly Unix server income it has ever reported.

“The non-x86 server marketplace is in a center of a vital transformation, as hardware platforms compared with Unix continue to demeanour for a bottom in their physical decline, mainframes find new third height workloads, and a marketplace prepares for new RISC-based system-on-a-chip architectures to enter,” said Kuba Stolarskiresearch manager for enterprise servers at IDC. “As a lines between x86 and non-x86 workloads continue to blur, business will find compelled cases outward of x86 for hyperscale and scale-up solutions for their analytics, cloud, mobile, and amicable platforms.”

According to Gartner, EMEA server shipments surpassed 550,000 units in a second entertain of 2013, a diminution of 5.9 percent from a same duration final year. Server income totalled $3.1 billion (£2bn) in a quarter, a diminution of 4.6 percent from a same entertain final year. The usually informal splendid mark for Gartner was a Asia/Pacific segment with expansion of 10 percent income and 21.7 percent in shipments year on year.

“Weak craving demand, total with converging and height migration, continued to moderate a EMEA server market,” pronounced Adrian O’Connell, investigate executive during Gartner. ”In further to diseased demand, determined vendors are increasingly challenged by relatively-new vendors such as Cisco, Asia/Pacific-based suppliers such as Lenovo and Huawei, and strange pattern manufacturers offered directly to vast end-users.

“Demand for servers in EMEA remained compelled in a second quarter. All 3 EMEA sub-regions saw server income diminution in a second entertain of 2013. In Western Europe, income declined 1.6 percent; in Eastern Europe it fell 17.9 percent and a Middle East and Africa segment decreased 9 percent,” he added.

Both Gartner and IDC placed IBM in a tip mark as distant as revenues were concerned. HPDellOracle and Cisco were placed second to fifth by both firms respectively. HP managed to see a diminution in revenues of 17.5 percent in both Gartner’s and IDC’s calculations. HP has been a categorical devotee of Itanium.

According to IDC, one splendid mark on a setting was a density-optimised server market. These are found in hyperscale datacentres used by cloud providers. This marketplace gifted really clever direct in 2Q13. Revenue grew 26.6 percent year on year to $735 million (£474m) as section shipments increasing 13.8 percent to only underneath 200,000 servers.

Density-optimised servers now paint 6.2 percent of all server income and 10.0 percent of all server shipments. In this market, Dell confirmed a series one mark with 60.5 percent income share, according to IDC’s figures.

Unix servers down by 38.8% in conveyance in 1st Q 2013, finds Gartner

  Date: 29/05/2013

Unix servers down by 38.8% in conveyance in 1st Q 2013, finds Gartner

The server marketplace has depressed by 0.7 in 1st Q 2013, as per latest investigate by Gartner. The large tumble is for RISC/Itanium Unix servers, whose conveyance is down by 38.8% and down by 35.8% on income basement in 1st Q 2013 compared to same entertain year ago. The x86 server’s income is somewhat adult by 1.8% in 1st Q 2013 compared to same entertain year ago.

Jeffrey Hewitt, investigate clamp boss during Gartner says: The usually regions to post increases were Asia/Pacific and a United States, with Asia/Pacific display a strongest expansion with conveyance and income increases of 7 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. While these dual regions grew in both shipments and revenue, it was not adequate to equivalent a declines of a other geographies all of that declined in server shipments and income for a quarter.

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Hyperscale servers sell like hotcakes

The initial entertain was not an easy one for a server business, according to IDC, and analysts contend that 2012 is moulding adult to be an engaging one. Modular servers – including normal blades and density-optimized servers directed during hyperscale web operators and supercomputer installations – are where a movement is.

IDC marks bureau revenues from a vendors during a quarter, while Gartner marks finish users sales during a same period. (You can see our coverage of Gartner’s server numbers for Q1 here.)

Because of a disproportion between channel and finish user pricing and a time loiter between when a vendors pull a box off a loading wharf and when an finish user takes smoothness of a machine, a Gartner and IDC numbers are never accurately a same.

In a quarter, IDC reckons that server section shipments rose by 2.7 percent to 2 million machines, that is a second tip quarterly sum for a initial entertain that IDC has ever recorded. So that is good. But revenues slipped 2.4 per cent to $11.81bn as IBM mainframe and Unix server sales from Oracle and Hewlett-Packard showed large declines.

Those modular servers were a splendid spot. Blade server sales grew by 7.7 percent, bucking a altogether downward trend, to strike $2bn in revenues opposite all blade suppliers and all blade server processor architectures. And a density-optimized machines, including those finished by Google, Facebook, and others presumably by themselves or with a assistance of strange pattern manufacturers (ODMs) skyrocketed, with revenues adult 38 per cent to $430m and shipments adult 29.8 per cent to 152,630 machines.

The word on a travel is that Microsoft’s Bing hunt engine did a large understanding with Hewlett-Packard and Facebook began deployments in a North Carolina information core as good during Q1, that helped boost these hyperscale box figures. Groupe Bull also did a integrate of large cloud deals and supercomputer builder Silicon Graphics also incited in a good entertain interjection to a ICE X blade designs, Jed Scaramella, investigate manager for craving servers during IDC, tells El Reg.

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However, forward of a rollout of a Xeon E5-2600 processors in Mar and a Xeon E5-2400 and E3-1200 v2 processors in April, a x86 marketplace stalled a bit. But even still, x86 server shipments opposite all form factors rose by 3.2 per cent to 1.9 million boxes and revenues were adult by 4.5 per cent to $8.4bn nonetheless.

The normal offered cost for X86 servers has grown 9 out of a past 10 quarters, notwithstanding a low-cost, minimalist hyperscale and infrequently homemade servers, as Intel and Advanced Micro Devices broach some-more absolute processors and chipsets that are permitting x86 machines to intrude on a jobs that were before finished by Unix and exclusive systems.

The appearance of enterprise-class virtualization on these x86 machines creates adult for bad effort managers in a Windows and Linux handling systems (compared to Unix, mainframe, OpenVMS, and OS/400 handling systems during least) and has authorised companies to get identical levels of effort containment during somewhat towering x86 prices.

Another approach of meditative about this is that Intel and VMware have forged adult a Unix and mainframe base, any holding a cut of a movement and it stays to be seen accurately how most income a information core unequivocally saves. But a notice is that they are saving money, and this is what compels a move.

In a initial quarter, IDC calculates that Linux formed machines posted a utterly conspicuous 16 per cent aloft income turn than in a year-ago quarter, attack $2.4bn in sales. The income strike was driven in partial by some large HPC and cloud infrastructure deals, Scaramella says.

That’s some-more income than Unix-based systems accounted for, with Unix machines – dominated by IBM with contributions from Oracle and HP – raking in usually $2.2bn in revenues. While Gartner showed IBM’s Unix server business flourishing 9 per cent in Q1, IDC says it indeed declined by 3.7 per cent.

However, IDC adds that IBM was still means to eat 6.3 points of marketplace share. IDC says that HP’s issues with Oracle over a destiny of a Itanium processor are spiteful HP-UX sales and that a Unix modernise cycle opposite all vendors is flattering most over and that it expects for “the Unix marketplace to stabilise over a subsequent few years and sojourn a smaller, specialized shred of a altogether server market.”

Welcome to bequest status, boys.

Windows-based servers are still a widespread height in total when ranked by revenues, a place that Unix reason a decade ago. (Which usually goes to uncover we how quick things can change and what we could be observant a decade hence after ARM-based servers get determined in pale infrastructure and as a discriminate engines in hybrid CPU-GPU supers. We’ll see, though this kind of destiny with a discontinued purpose for a x86 chip is probable even if it might not feel like it now.)

Windows machines pennyless by a 50 per cent of worldwide server income barrier, with sales rising 1.3 per cent to $5.9bn. That Windows server sales are flourishing most some-more solemnly than Linux is interesting, though IDC did not explain why.

Add adult all those RISC, CISC and Itanium processors that are not formed on x86 iron and revenues declined by 16.1 per cent, tip $3.4bn.

Cisco on a march

By vendor, IDC believes that HP continues to reason a tip spot, with $3.46bn in sales (off 9.8 per cent). IBM has a series dual position, with sales down 7.3 per cent to $3.22bn, followed by Dell as series 3 with $1.84bn in sales, off usually 2 points. IDC says Oracle’s sales fell by 7.3 per cent to $718m, followed by Fujitsu, that rebounded 7.3 per cent to $614m in server sales after a really tough entertain due to a trembler and tsunami in Japan in early Mar final year.

Upstart Cisco Systems didn’t make a tip 5 of a server charts, though a revenues rose by 70 per cent to $330m, and it will be knocking on Fujitsu’s doors before too long, presumably knocking a Japanese firm out of a tip 5 in maybe dual years.

Thanks to Cisco, Chinese server builder Lenovo, SGI’s $100m quarter, and some other upstarts, a Other difficulty in IDC’s rankings rose by 25.8 per cent, to $1.95bn, in a initial quarter.

What is worrying IDC is a server slack in Europe and Asia.

“The server marketplace worked by a transitory duration in a initial entertain of 2012 as suppliers prepared to deliver countless critically critical x86 server offerings,” explained Matt Eastwood, ubiquitous manager of craving platforms during IDC, in a statement.

“At a same time, formidable year-over-year compares helped crush some formula opposite other segments of a market. Regionally, Americas was prosaic year-over-year while EMEA gifted a pointy double-digit decrease in server spending.

“However, a incomparable regard for server vendors was a neatly reduce income expansion in Asia/Pacific, including China. China is one of usually 3 countries that frequently spend some-more than $1bn quarterly on servers and any postulated rebate in income expansion would be discouraging for a market.” ®

Hyperscale servers sell like hotcakes

The initial entertain was not an easy one for a server business, according to IDC, and analysts contend that 2012 is moulding adult to be an engaging one. Modular servers – including normal blades and density-optimized servers directed during hyperscale web operators and supercomputer installations – are where a movement is.

IDC marks bureau revenues from a vendors during a quarter, while Gartner marks finish users sales during a same period. (You can see our coverage of Gartner’s server numbers for Q1 here.)

Because of a disproportion between channel and finish user pricing and a time loiter between when a vendors pull a box off a loading wharf and when an finish user takes smoothness of a machine, a Gartner and IDC numbers are never accurately a same.

In a quarter, IDC reckons that server section shipments rose by 2.7 percent to 2 million machines, that is a second tip quarterly sum for a initial entertain that IDC has ever recorded. So that is good. But revenues slipped 2.4 per cent to $11.81bn as IBM mainframe and Unix server sales from Oracle and Hewlett-Packard showed large declines.

Those modular servers were a splendid spot. Blade server sales grew by 7.7 percent, bucking a altogether downward trend, to strike $2bn in revenues opposite all blade suppliers and all blade server processor architectures. And a density-optimized machines, including those finished by Google, Facebook, and others presumably by themselves or with a assistance of strange pattern manufacturers (ODMs) skyrocketed, with revenues adult 38 per cent to $430m and shipments adult 29.8 per cent to 152,630 machines.

The word on a travel is that Microsoft’s Bing hunt engine did a large understanding with Hewlett-Packard and Facebook began deployments in a North Carolina information core as good during Q1, that helped boost these hyperscale box figures. Groupe Bull also did a integrate of large cloud deals and supercomputer builder Silicon Graphics also incited in a good entertain interjection to a ICE X blade designs, Jed Scaramella, investigate manager for craving servers during IDC, tells El Reg.

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However, forward of a rollout of a Xeon E5-2600 processors in Mar and a Xeon E5-2400 and E3-1200 v2 processors in April, a x86 marketplace stalled a bit. But even still, x86 server shipments opposite all form factors rose by 3.2 per cent to 1.9 million boxes and revenues were adult by 4.5 per cent to $8.4bn nonetheless.

The normal offered cost for X86 servers has grown 9 out of a past 10 quarters, notwithstanding a low-cost, minimalist hyperscale and infrequently homemade servers, as Intel and Advanced Micro Devices broach some-more absolute processors and chipsets that are permitting x86 machines to intrude on a jobs that were before finished by Unix and exclusive systems.

The appearance of enterprise-class virtualization on these x86 machines creates adult for bad effort managers in a Windows and Linux handling systems (compared to Unix, mainframe, OpenVMS, and OS/400 handling systems during least) and has authorised companies to get identical levels of effort containment during somewhat towering x86 prices.

Another approach of meditative about this is that Intel and VMware have forged adult a Unix and mainframe base, any holding a cut of a movement and it stays to be seen accurately how most income a information core unequivocally saves. But a notice is that they are saving money, and this is what compels a move.

In a initial quarter, IDC calculates that Linux formed machines posted a utterly conspicuous 16 per cent aloft income turn than in a year-ago quarter, attack $2.4bn in sales. The income strike was driven in partial by some large HPC and cloud infrastructure deals, Scaramella says.

That’s some-more income than Unix-based systems accounted for, with Unix machines – dominated by IBM with contributions from Oracle and HP – raking in usually $2.2bn in revenues. While Gartner showed IBM’s Unix server business flourishing 9 per cent in Q1, IDC says it indeed declined by 3.7 per cent.

However, IDC adds that IBM was still means to eat 6.3 points of marketplace share. IDC says that HP’s issues with Oracle over a destiny of a Itanium processor are spiteful HP-UX sales and that a Unix modernise cycle opposite all vendors is flattering most over and that it expects for “the Unix marketplace to stabilise over a subsequent few years and sojourn a smaller, specialized shred of a altogether server market.”

Welcome to bequest status, boys.

Windows-based servers are still a widespread height in total when ranked by revenues, a place that Unix reason a decade ago. (Which usually goes to uncover we how quick things can change and what we could be observant a decade hence after ARM-based servers get determined in pale infrastructure and as a discriminate engines in hybrid CPU-GPU supers. We’ll see, though this kind of destiny with a discontinued purpose for a x86 chip is probable even if it might not feel like it now.)

Windows machines pennyless by a 50 per cent of worldwide server income barrier, with sales rising 1.3 per cent to $5.9bn. That Windows server sales are flourishing most some-more solemnly than Linux is interesting, though IDC did not explain why.

Add adult all those RISC, CISC and Itanium processors that are not formed on x86 iron and revenues declined by 16.1 per cent, tip $3.4bn.

Cisco on a march

By vendor, IDC believes that HP continues to reason a tip spot, with $3.46bn in sales (off 9.8 per cent). IBM has a series dual position, with sales down 7.3 per cent to $3.22bn, followed by Dell as series 3 with $1.84bn in sales, off usually 2 points. IDC says Oracle’s sales fell by 7.3 per cent to $718m, followed by Fujitsu, that rebounded 7.3 per cent to $614m in server sales after a really tough entertain due to a trembler and tsunami in Japan in early Mar final year.

Upstart Cisco Systems didn’t make a tip 5 of a server charts, though a revenues rose by 70 per cent to $330m, and it will be knocking on Fujitsu’s doors before too long, presumably knocking a Japanese firm out of a tip 5 in maybe dual years.

Thanks to Cisco, Chinese server builder Lenovo, SGI’s $100m quarter, and some other upstarts, a Other difficulty in IDC’s rankings rose by 25.8 per cent, to $1.95bn, in a initial quarter.

What is worrying IDC is a server slack in Europe and Asia.

“The server marketplace worked by a transitory duration in a initial entertain of 2012 as suppliers prepared to deliver countless critically critical x86 server offerings,” explained Matt Eastwood, ubiquitous manager of craving platforms during IDC, in a statement.

“At a same time, formidable year-over-year compares helped crush some formula opposite other segments of a market. Regionally, Americas was prosaic year-over-year while EMEA gifted a pointy double-digit decrease in server spending.

“However, a incomparable regard for server vendors was a neatly reduce income expansion in Asia/Pacific, including China. China is one of usually 3 countries that frequently spend some-more than $1bn quarterly on servers and any postulated rebate in income expansion would be discouraging for a market.” ®

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Cisco and Fujitsu hoard gains as tip server vendors struggle

2012 has not been a stellar year so distant for a tip server vendors — IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Oracle — all of whom saw their server shipments and income dump year over year, according to Gartner. Demand for RISC- and Intel Itanium-based Unix servers dipped significantly too this past quarter, as did mainframe sales.

But for Cisco Systems and Fujitsu, it’s been a opposite story: Both have managed to hoard comparatively considerable gains in server sales in what’s been an differently prosaic quarter. Cisco has successfully leveraged a information core ties to boost a burgeoning server business, while Fujitsu has benefited from Japan’s mercantile recovery.

Overall, server shipments were adult by 1.5 percent this past entertain compared to Q1 2011. But revenues declined for many due to reduce income per server. In fact, server income dipped by 1.8 percent contra a year earlier.

Unit sales of x86-based servers grew 1.7 percent in a initial entertain of 2012, and their income rose 5.6 percent, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, shipments of blade servers fell 1.3 percent though still garnered 5.6 percent some-more in revenues for a quarter. Rack-optimized server shipments inched adult 0.4 percent in shipments though declined 5.3 percent in income for a initial entertain of 2012.

What Gartner dubs a “‘other CPU category” showed a decrease of 16.4 percent in businessman revenue. “This is all down to mainframes, and that marketplace is dominated by IBM,” Gartner said. “We envision ongoing long-term decrease in revenues with some blips ceiling — typically one to dual buliding — as IBM introduces new platforms that emanate deputy cycles.”

Shipments of RISC- and Itanium-based servers declined 5.7 percent, and revenues plunged 15.2 percent in a same period. Jeffrey Hewitt, a investigate clamp boss during Gartner, says there are several causes. For starters, Window and Linux continue to benefit in functionality and in focus effort support, giving organizations an choice to Unix. Furthermore, a regions where Unix servers have a poignant commissioned bottom have been hold behind by a diseased economy, Hewitt notes, citing Western Europe and Asia. Also, “Itanium has mislaid vicious [vendor] support for Windows, Linux, and now Oracle,” he says.

HP finished a entertain during a tip of a heap, during slightest in terms of altogether shipments: 685,000 in all, down from around 687,000 a year ago. This decrease was driven essentially by drops in HP’s ProLiant and Integrity brands, according to Gartner. For revenue, HP raked in about $3.4 billion for a quarter, down from $3.6 billion in Q1 2011, scarcely a 10 percent drop.

IBM, meanwhile, had a tip server income for a entertain during $3.5 billion, a dump of 7.2 percent from a revenues of $3.8 billion in Q1 2011. In terms of shipments, however, Big Blue ranked third, shipping about 268,000 servers for a quarter, compared to 272,000 a year ago. Most of IBM’s income came from a Power Systems brand, according to Gartner.

Dell edged out IBM to explain a No. 2 mark for server shipments of about 503,000, a dump from around 509,000 in Q1 2011. For revenue, Dell ranked third, holding in about $1.9 billion, a same as a year before.

Oracle suffered a second-largest dump in income expansion year over year: Its server income totaled $8 billion in Q1 2011 though fell to $7.4 billion in Q1 2012, a decrease of 7.4 percent.

Dell and Fujitsu, by contrast, had means for jubilee this past quarter. Fujitsu shipped about 86,000 servers, a year-over-year boost of 12.7 percent. The company’s server revenue, meanwhile, jumped 4.5 percent year over year, from about $592 million to about $618 million. Gartner credited Fujitsu’s gains to Japan’s ongoing liberation and returning to server spending.

Cisco, meanwhile, increasing a server shipments by about 70 percent year over year, from about 24,000 to about 40,000 units. Gartner attributed this to a company’s success in leveraging a information core relations to sell Cisco Unified Communications servers. “I would design this to continue, though it will turn some-more severe as time goes on and a upper-tier foe is stiffer,” Hewitt says.

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Unix, mainframes drag down servers in Q1

The server marketplace is starting to run out of steam, and there’s copiousness of censure to go around as to why.

According to a box counters over during Gartner, a Unix marketplace is in a slump, IBM is during a tail finish of a System zEnterprise mainframe line and business are available new machines for after this year. The later-than-expected rollout of a Xeon E5 processors from Intel also had a dampening outcome on server sales in a initial entertain of 2012. You can also lay some censure on a unsatisfactory economies in Europe, changeable companies in a United States, and negligence economies in Asia.

During a 3 months finished in March, Gartner reckons revenues fell 1.8 per cent on a year ago, with a universe immoderate $12.44bn value of server iron of all shapes and sizes. Shipments opposite all processor architectures didn’t go into disastrous territory, though with usually 1.5 per cent expansion to 2.35 million machines, this is not accurately a pointer of strength.

Jeffrey Hewitt, one of a investigate clamp presidents during Gartner who cases a server racket, says that all of a geographic regions in a universe during slightest posted some conveyance expansion in a entertain – solely Western Europe, that had a 6.4 per cent conveyance decline. Eastern Europe posted a 16 per cent conveyance bump, a best on Earth in a quarter.

As apart as income expansion goes, Japan, that is recuperating from a trembler and tsunami disaster from Mar 2011, showed a best results, with server sales adult 10.6 per cent in a initial entertain of this year. Revenues fell opposite a Asia/Pacific and Middle East/Africa regions.

Gartner’s matter on a health of a server marketplace did not contend what happened in a United States in terms of conveyance or income growth, though Hewitt tells El Reg that server shipments in a US rose by 3 per cent, and revenues were radically prosaic with two-tenths of a indicate of growth.

As has been a box so many times in a past, x86 iron defied during slightest some of a gravity. Shipments of boxes formed on processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices sporting a x86 instruction set rose by 1.7 per cent, to usually underneath 2.3 million boxes, and revenues for these machines rose during scarcely 3 times that rate, adult 5.6 per cent to $8.95bn.

HP pushed out 678,874 of a ProLiant x86 machines (up two-tenths of a point) and pulled in $2.97bn in revenues (down 3 per cent) to handily reason a stick position in a X86 server biz. And Dell, that has been on glow in new buliding pulling tin, had a bit of difficulty gripping a movement going, with a PowerEdge and bespoke hyperscale servers adding adult to usually $1.86bn in revenues (down 1.9 per cent) opposite 503,450 boxes (down a point).

IBM was a third biggest x86 server shipper, with a applicable System x and BladeCenter machines generating $1.33bn in sales (up a half point) opposite 245,968 boxes (down 2.2 per cent year-on-year). Fujitsu hold onto a series 4 container in a x86 server market, with 85,210 boxes, adult 14.4 per cent, and $382.6m in revenues, adult 14.6 percent and apparently doing a lot improved than a marketplace during vast though still a apart fourth.

Server pretender Cisco Systems, that sells both shelve and blade servers regulating Xeon processors, pushed 40,498 machines, adult 70.9 per cent, creation it a fifth largest shipper and forward of Oracle. Cisco did not make a tip 5 ranking of x86 server sales by vendor, though Hewitt told El Reg that Cisco’s revenues grew even faster, rising 72.4 per cent to $335m.

“You can’t omit that they are flourishing and that they will continue to grow,” Hewitt says of Cisco. “They are leveraging their existent relations in a information center. And while their machines are not for everyone, they are for some.”

In a RISC/Itanium server market, HP and Oracle continue to decrease as they quarrel it out in a courts about who knew what about a destiny of a Itanium roadmap and either Oracle is ostensible to be ancillary a program on destiny editions of HP’s Itanium/HP-UX iron.

IBM has been raiding a Solaris and HP-UX bases for years now, generating hundreds of millions of dollars per entertain in sales displacing HP and Oracle machine with Power Systems iron; conjunction Oracle nor HP speak of Unix displacements, though clearly there are some even if they don’t speak about them.

What is apparent is that IBM is flourishing a AIX business, that was adult 4.3 per cent to $1.24bn in a quarter; shipments of Power Systems iron rose by 9 per cent, to 20,210 machines. The RISC/Itanium marketplace has shrunk extremely – usually 45.719 boxes went out a doorway opposite all vendors in Q1 according to Gartner – and that is one of a pivotal reasons because revenues declined 15.2 per cent to $2.21bn in a Unix space.

It would be really engaging to see if a appearance of virtualization has not discontinued a series of practical Unix servers using out there in a world. we think that Moore’s Law, competition, virtualization, and server converging have all total to break Unix server revenues and a series of containers and partitions using an instance of Unix has continued to grow. It’s tough to say, though this is precisely what happened to IBM mainframes and AS/400s in a arise of their virtualization.

In any event, a pivotal thing is that conjunction Oracle nor HP are means to stop their declines in their Unix bases, and maybe HP would have finished improved to go with a Project Blackbird plan behind in Feb 2009 to buy Sun Microsystems and dilemma a Unix market.

That didn’t happen, and dual months after Oracle swept in. Oracle might have a Sparc/Solaris business, though it has not been means to stop a hemorrhaging, and this entertain sales were off 25.7 per cent, reckons Gartner, to $453.8m.

Thanks to a Itanium emanate and lawsuit between HP and Oracle, HP’s HP-UX/Itanium boxes stomached a 40.2 per cent decrease to $382.1m. Fujitsu did even worse by comparison, descending 53.8 per cent to $58.3m; partial of that was opposite a tough review interjection to a buildup of a “K” supercomputer in Japan. Oracle sole 18,860 Unix boxes in Q1, compared to HP’s 5,455 machines and Fujitsu’s 1,055.

Other systems, that is mostly mainframes from IBM, Bull, NEC, and Fujitsu, accounted for $1.28bn in sales, down 19.7 per cent, and accounted for a small 2,256 machines, down 40 per cent. ®

Unix, mainframes drag down servers in Q1

The server marketplace is starting to run out of steam, and there’s copiousness of censure to go around as to why.

According to a box counters over during Gartner, a Unix marketplace is in a slump, IBM is during a tail finish of a System zEnterprise mainframe line and business are available new machines for after this year. The later-than-expected rollout of a Xeon E5 processors from Intel also had a dampening outcome on server sales in a initial entertain of 2012. You can also lay some censure on a unsatisfactory economies in Europe, changeable companies in a United States, and negligence economies in Asia.

During a 3 months finished in March, Gartner reckons revenues fell 1.8 per cent on a year ago, with a universe immoderate $12.44bn value of server iron of all shapes and sizes. Shipments opposite all processor architectures didn’t go into disastrous territory, though with usually 1.5 per cent expansion to 2.35 million machines, this is not accurately a pointer of strength.

Jeffrey Hewitt, one of a investigate clamp presidents during Gartner who cases a server racket, says that all of a geographic regions in a universe during slightest posted some conveyance expansion in a entertain – solely Western Europe, that had a 6.4 per cent conveyance decline. Eastern Europe posted a 16 per cent conveyance bump, a best on Earth in a quarter.

As apart as income expansion goes, Japan, that is recuperating from a trembler and tsunami disaster from Mar 2011, showed a best results, with server sales adult 10.6 per cent in a initial entertain of this year. Revenues fell opposite a Asia/Pacific and Middle East/Africa regions.

Gartner’s matter on a health of a server marketplace did not contend what happened in a United States in terms of conveyance or income growth, though Hewitt tells El Reg that server shipments in a US rose by 3 per cent, and revenues were radically prosaic with two-tenths of a indicate of growth.

As has been a box so many times in a past, x86 iron defied during slightest some of a gravity. Shipments of boxes formed on processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices sporting a x86 instruction set rose by 1.7 per cent, to usually underneath 2.3 million boxes, and revenues for these machines rose during scarcely 3 times that rate, adult 5.6 per cent to $8.95bn.

HP pushed out 678,874 of a ProLiant x86 machines (up two-tenths of a point) and pulled in $2.97bn in revenues (down 3 per cent) to handily reason a stick position in a X86 server biz. And Dell, that has been on glow in new buliding pulling tin, had a bit of difficulty gripping a movement going, with a PowerEdge and bespoke hyperscale servers adding adult to usually $1.86bn in revenues (down 1.9 per cent) opposite 503,450 boxes (down a point).

IBM was a third biggest x86 server shipper, with a applicable System x and BladeCenter machines generating $1.33bn in sales (up a half point) opposite 245,968 boxes (down 2.2 per cent year-on-year). Fujitsu hold onto a series 4 container in a x86 server market, with 85,210 boxes, adult 14.4 per cent, and $382.6m in revenues, adult 14.6 percent and apparently doing a lot improved than a marketplace during vast though still a apart fourth.

Server pretender Cisco Systems, that sells both shelve and blade servers regulating Xeon processors, pushed 40,498 machines, adult 70.9 per cent, creation it a fifth largest shipper and forward of Oracle. Cisco did not make a tip 5 ranking of x86 server sales by vendor, though Hewitt told El Reg that Cisco’s revenues grew even faster, rising 72.4 per cent to $335m.

“You can’t omit that they are flourishing and that they will continue to grow,” Hewitt says of Cisco. “They are leveraging their existent relations in a information center. And while their machines are not for everyone, they are for some.”

In a RISC/Itanium server market, HP and Oracle continue to decrease as they quarrel it out in a courts about who knew what about a destiny of a Itanium roadmap and either Oracle is ostensible to be ancillary a program on destiny editions of HP’s Itanium/HP-UX iron.

IBM has been raiding a Solaris and HP-UX bases for years now, generating hundreds of millions of dollars per entertain in sales displacing HP and Oracle machine with Power Systems iron; conjunction Oracle nor HP speak of Unix displacements, though clearly there are some even if they don’t speak about them.

What is apparent is that IBM is flourishing a AIX business, that was adult 4.3 per cent to $1.24bn in a quarter; shipments of Power Systems iron rose by 9 per cent, to 20,210 machines. The RISC/Itanium marketplace has shrunk extremely – usually 45.719 boxes went out a doorway opposite all vendors in Q1 according to Gartner – and that is one of a pivotal reasons because revenues declined 15.2 per cent to $2.21bn in a Unix space.

It would be really engaging to see if a appearance of virtualization has not discontinued a series of practical Unix servers using out there in a world. we think that Moore’s Law, competition, virtualization, and server converging have all total to break Unix server revenues and a series of containers and partitions using an instance of Unix has continued to grow. It’s tough to say, though this is precisely what happened to IBM mainframes and AS/400s in a arise of their virtualization.

In any event, a pivotal thing is that conjunction Oracle nor HP are means to stop their declines in their Unix bases, and maybe HP would have finished improved to go with a Project Blackbird plan behind in Feb 2009 to buy Sun Microsystems and dilemma a Unix market.

That didn’t happen, and dual months after Oracle swept in. Oracle might have a Sparc/Solaris business, though it has not been means to stop a hemorrhaging, and this entertain sales were off 25.7 per cent, reckons Gartner, to $453.8m.

Thanks to a Itanium emanate and lawsuit between HP and Oracle, HP’s HP-UX/Itanium boxes stomached a 40.2 per cent decrease to $382.1m. Fujitsu did even worse by comparison, descending 53.8 per cent to $58.3m; partial of that was opposite a tough review interjection to a buildup of a “K” supercomputer in Japan. Oracle sole 18,860 Unix boxes in Q1, compared to HP’s 5,455 machines and Fujitsu’s 1,055.

Other systems, that is mostly mainframes from IBM, Bull, NEC, and Fujitsu, accounted for $1.28bn in sales, down 19.7 per cent, and accounted for a small 2,256 machines, down 40 per cent. ®