For the first time since 2008, HP has claimed the number one spot in worldwide server revenue, according to Q1 2010 results recently released by Gartner.
According to the figures, HP has successfully ousted IBM from its position as the top selling server vendor.
HP took the lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue of $3.4-billion, and captured 31.5% of the total market; up 2.7 percentage points year over year.
In total server shipments, HP remained the worldwide leader for the first quarter of 2010 with a shipment increase of 26.6%, driven mainly by sales of HP's ProLiant servers.
“Building on 20 years of server innovation and leadership, HP continues to raise the bar in the server market,” says Manoj Bhoola, HP South Africa’s Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) country manager. “Converged Infrastructure delivers a new level of automation, simplicity, interoperability and integration to enable our clients to focus on meeting their businesses’ market demands.
"These numbers are testament to the fact that our customers have reduced costs by deploying converged infrastructure technology.”