HPE held a firm grip on the top spot in a U.S. server market that declined 9 percent in the second quarter, but archrival Dell EMC was the only vendor to show shipment and share increases during the period, according to data from The NPD Group, a Port Washington, N.Y.-based market research firm.
NPD's numbers are based on U.S. server sales completed through the channel in the second quarter, and the picture they paint is of a rapidly contracting market. In total, the top vendors shipped 104,983 servers through the channel in the U.S. during the quarter; that's down 9 percent from the 115,889 shipped in the same period a year prior, NPD said.
The competition is intense, and a vendor that makes gains is doing so at the expense of its rivals. The only two major vendors to make any considerable gains during the quarter were HPE and Dell EMC, and they did it as competitors Lenovo, Cisco and Supermicro declined.
Click through to see how the top five vendors in the U.S. server market stacked up in Q2.
The NPD Group tracks monthly technology sales-out information from the largest IT distributors and commercial resellers (including CDW, Insight, PCM, Zones and others) in North America, down to the item level and with overlap removed.