The Asia Pacific server market grew 10 per cent in revenue and 21.7 per cent in shipments, in the second quarter of 2013, according to Gartner.

Worldwide server shipments have jumped four percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2013, but revenue dropped 3.8 percent.

IBM took the lead after posting worldwide server revenue of nearly $3.2 billion for a total share of 25.6 percent.

The biggest revenue contribution was from its System z, according to the analyst firm.

In terms of shipments, HP took top spot, despite a year-on-year shipment decline of 13.6 percent for the quarter. Its shipment share was 23.9 percent representing a 4.8 percent decrease compared to the same time last year. There was a new entrant with Inspur making it into the top five after landing a significant high-performance computing deal in China.

x86 servers managed to produce an increase of 4.5 percent in units for the second quarter, and 2.1 percent in revenue.

RISC/Itanium Unix servers continued to decline at 27.4 percent in units and 25.3 percent in vendor revenue compared to the same quarter last year. The other CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed an increase of 6.9 percent in revenue.

In terms of server form factors, x86 blade servers declined three percent in shipments and 4.5 percent in revenue for the quarter. The x86 rack-optimized form factor climbed 3.9 percent in shipments and 2.4 percent in revenue for the second quarter. Gartner research vice president, Jeffrey Hewitt, said the server market remained in a weak state overall.

  • Gartner Q2 server shipments
  • HP - 586,857 - 23.9 per cent
  • Dell - 551,000 - 22.4 per cent
  • IBM - 209,833 - 8.5 per cent
  • Cisco - 77,729 - 3.2 per cent
  • Inspur Electronics - 65,350 - 2.7 per cent
  • Others - 969,342 - 39.4 per cent
  • Gartner Q2 server revenue
  • IBM - $3.1 billion - 25.6 per cent
  • HP - $US3 billion - 25 per cent
  • Dell - $US2.1 billion - 17.7 per cent
  • Oracle - $US 716.7 million - 5.8 per cent
  • Cisco - $US539.1 million - 4.4 per cent
  • Others - $US 2.6 billion