HP has taken the number one position in worldwide server revenue and shipments for calendar year 2010, according to a new report from IDC.

HP captured approximately 39% of the total x86 market revenue for all of 2010, growing 34% compared to 2009, according to IDC. HP ProLiant servers have held the number one position in the x86 server market for 59 consecutive quarters, or as long as IDC has been measuring x86 server market share.
According to IDC, HP was the only major server vendor to gain revenue share in the Epic/Risc Blade server market, gaining 20,8 percentage points year over year in the fourth quarter of 2010 (to a total of 62,3% market share in 4CQ10).
“Clients choose HP over any other server vendor so they can move from rigid IT silos to a more flexible infrastructure,” says  David McMurdo, industry standard servers & software: sales & business unit manager at HP South Africa. “HP continues to lead the market by delivering server innovations that enable clients to increase IT productivity, reduce energy costs and lower operational expenses.”
Other highlights of the report for HP include:
—  led the market in x86 servers with 38,5% revenue share for the fourth quarter of 2010.
—  For the year 2010, HP’s x86 server revenue grew approximately 34% year over year, exceeding the market growth of 2%.