EMEA server spending up 17% in Q4 2017 to USD 4.2 bln

Thursday 8 March 2018 | 15:04 CET | News

The EMEA server market reported a year-on-year increase in vendor revenues of 17.4 percent to USD 4.2 billion and a year-on-year increase of 0.1 percent in units shipped to 596,000, according to data from IDC. Looking at the EMEA market in euros, reported revenues in Q4 2017 increased by 7.5 percent year-on-year to EUR 3.6 billion. HPE leads in terms of revenues with a market share of 28 percent, followed by Dell EMC with 20.9 percent, IBM with 15.6 percent, ODM Direct with 8.7 percent, and Lenovo with 7.4 percent. 

When viewing the EMEA market by product, the standout contributor to the quarter's growth was custom multinode units, which grew 92.1 percent year-on-year in terms of units and 219.3 percent year-on-year in terms of revenues. Dell performed strongly in this product segment, with both shipments and average selling prices increasing due to demand for high-specification custom units. Large systems were a second noticeable outperformer, with units growing by 67.5 percent year-on-year and revenues by 67.4 percent year-on-year. Custom rack-optimized shipments were not far behind, with 44.0 percent growth year-on-year.

With USD 787.3 million in revenue, Germany maintained its position as the Western Europe's largest market, although with more tepid growth of 15.9 percent for the quarter. Segmenting at a Western European level, Ireland maintained a strong performance with 53.3 percent revenue growth. France had a very good quarter with a 39.0 percent year-on-year increase in server revenue. Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) server revenue recorded a third consecutive quarter of growth and the last quarter of the year increased by 23.2 percent to USD 899.99 million.

The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) subregion grew by 26.8 percent with revenue of USD 445.73 million. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) subregion remained on the upward path as well and recorded year-over-year growth of 19.8 percent to USD 454.26 million in Q4 2017.

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