Central and Eastern European Server Market Declined by 12.9% in Q1 2013 amid Unfavorable Economic Climate
05 Aug 2013
Prague, July 31, 2013 – The server market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) declined 12.9% year on-year in value to $348.09 million in the first quarter of 2013. According to market research and advisory company IDC, shipments totaled 70,168 units, which represents a 10.9% year-on-year volume decrease. Precarious economic conditions and weak demand for non-x86 servers were the main inhibitors to server sales in the first three months of 2013, which marked the third consecutive quarter of decline.
"Consolidation, cost reduction, and virtualization are the main initiatives across organizations in the CEE region," said Jiri Helebrand, research manager at IDC CEMA. "x86 servers are the main benefactor, and even though spending on x86 servers declined by 9.5% year on year, they fared much better in comparison with non-x86 servers, which posted value contraction of 24.5% in the same period. The adoption of x86 servers in Q1 2013 was stronger than ever, as x86 servers captured 80.3% of market share."
HP held number one position in the CEE server market, with 37.2% market value share despite the vendor's double-digit decline in revenue of both x86-based ProLiant servers and Itanium-based Integrity servers. Second-ranked IBM also recorded a double-digit drop across its product portfolio (System x, Power Systems and System z) yet still accounted for 25.7% of market value. Third-placed Dell managed to gain market share compared to the first quarter of 2012 and was the only vendor among the top three with double-digit revenue growth, claiming 11.9% of market value share.
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