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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 6, 2016 – According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Server market recorded its first year-year-over decline in 15 quarters. White box vendor shipments were up year-over-year while Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Dell Technologies were hit by Enterprise weakness.

“Despite continuing strength in Cloud data center buildouts during the quarter, growth wasn’t able to offset a pronounced weakness in the enterprise server demand” said Sameh Boujelbene, Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Server shipments to enterprise data centers posted the steepest year-over-year decline since they started underperforming early this year. While this was a surprise to many component, as well as system vendors, in the data center market, the weak performance in the enterprise market was in line with our expectations, as we’ve been predicting enterprise server shipments peaked in 2015,” continued Boujelbene.

Except Cisco Systems, all of the major U.S.-based branded vendors took a hit in their performance during the quarter, while white box server vendors continue to gain share and posted another record level of shipments and revenue.

The report discusses why we expected investment in new data center build-outs to continue through 2016 and early 2017, and further discusses winners and losers based on the data center geographic location.

About the Report

Dell’Oro Group’s Quarterly Server Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, unit, and port shipments for Blade, High-Density and Stand-Alone servers.  Network attach rates, virtualization attach rates and VM density, common equipment overlap between storage, servers and switching, and white box versus traditional enterprise server shipments are included.  To purchase this report, contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit