HP continued to gain worldwide server market share across the board with its HP ProLiant and HP Integrity server lines, according to calendar year 2008 figures reported today by IDC.

By meeting customer demand for increased processing power at a better rate of return on investment, HP achieved a 36,3% total unit shipment share and 29% factory revenue share for the fourth quarter of 2008.
HP maintained the number one position in server shipments as well as gained factory revenue market share year over year for the calendar fourth quarter. Overall, HP gained the most total server unit and revenue market share year over year of the top five vendors in the fourth quarter.
HP ProLiant has led the x86 server market in worldwide shipments for the past 50 quarters, as reported by IDC.
"Now more than ever, customers need reliable servers that deliver better performance, improved energy usage and cost advantages," says Paul Gottsegen, vice-president: Industry Standard Servers at HP. "HP offers customers value beyond CPU performance by delivering complete server solutions with powerful management software and maximum return on investment. With each processor refresh, including the upcoming Nehalem Xeon processor from Intel, customers can rely on the fact that HP intends to be the first to ship a complete server solution."
The blade server market continues to ramp quickly as both enterprise and midsize customers adopt the technology. IDC's figures show that within the blade server market HP held 54,8% factory revenue and 51,5% units shipped for the fourth quarter of 2008.