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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 1, 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, server shipments to Cloud data centers surpassed a third of total server shipments in the first quarter of 2016 with Microsoft and Facebook contributing to most of the growth.

“Although server shipments to Cloud data centers grew in strong double digits during the quarter, this growth barely offset weakness in enterprise,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Director at Dell’Oro Group. “In looking at server shipments to the top four Cloud data centers (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook), we found most of the increase was driven by Microsoft and Facebook, while shipments to Google declined year-over-year. We believe this decline is temporary and server shipments to the Top four Cloud providers will accelerate in 2016, compared to 2015”.

The report shows that, outside of white box server vendors, traditional vendors, such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Dell, to a lesser extent, benefited from their exposure to Microsoft and Facebook as well as other Tier 2 Cloud data centers.

The report also discusses the new data center build-outs for the top four Cloud providers in 2016. Important factors to the equipment supplier selection process is the geographical location of the data centers.

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