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Digitimes Research: Global server shipments in 2014 up 7.1% on year
Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

There were 10.420 million servers (counted based on motherboards) shipped globally in 2014, increasing on year by 7.1%, and due to fast growing demand from Internet data centers, shipments in 2015 will rise 13.5% to 11.825 million units, according to Digitimes Research.

Hewlett Packard was the largest vendor accounting for 21.5% of 2014 shipments, followed by Dell with 18.4%, IBM with 6.5%, Huawei Technologies and Inspur with 3.5% and 3.1% respectively, Cisco Systems with 2.7% and Lenovo with 2.3%, Digitimes Research indicated.

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 9.259 million server motherboards in 2014, growing on year by 4.5%, and will ship 10.443 million units in 2015 with Quanta Computer, Wistron, Inventec and Foxconn Electronics to be the four largest.

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