Server Shipments Rise High Single Digits Y/Y in 3Q15, 11th Consecutive Quarter of Growth, According to Dell'Oro Group

Amazon and Google CAPEX Growth Rates Declined While Alibaba and Baidu's Surged

Dec 11, 2015, 08:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recently published report from Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, results showed server shipments rise high single digits (eight percent) Y/Y in 3Q15, the 11th consecutive quarter of growth. Sales from Dell, Huawei, and Supermicro out-paced the market.

"Cloud data center deployments continued to outpace the overall market and comprised a higher portion of shipments," said Sameh Boujelbene, Director at Dell'Oro Group. "However, Cloud growth decelerated for the second consecutive quarter and was driven by a different mix of server purchases by Cloud accounts. Our interviews as well as CAPEX data suggests that while the combined CAPEX of the leading four Cloud data center accounts (Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft) declined Y/Y, performance was disparate among individual accounts. Meanwhile, there was a surge in infrastructure investment from large Chinese Cloud data center accounts, namely Alibaba and Baidu," Boujelbene added.

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