During the fourth quarter of 2016 were distributed only to 2.55 million units around the world and Dell was the only vendor of the top 5 to improved income.

we Already know how it ended the year 2016 for the global market for servers. And that end has not been positive.

According to data published by IDC, shipments of servers fell 3.5 % during the fourth quarter of last year. This means that only distributed $ 2.55 million units. In addition, revenues also decreased. In your case it was a 4.6 per cent year-on-year up to the 14.613 million dollars.

the top five vendors ranked, only Dell Technologies has managed to improve your income. Although he has done it for the minimum: 0.1 % up almost comprised 2,578 million. Meanwhile, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Lenovo and Cisco registered falls of between 1.3 % and 17.1 %.

“The server market suffered another tough quarter, due to the fact that most of the segments went down, including deployments hiperescala”, explains Kuba Stolarski, research director for Computing Platforms of IDC:, “suggesting that the weakness above view is more systemic”.

“Some deployments of data centre public cloud is slowed and there are indications that the overall levels of deployment and update can slow down even in the long term”, he continues Stolarski, “since the hyperscalers continue to evaluate their criteria for procurement of hardware”.

“with regard to the company, we are seeing weakness in progress as businesses struggle to decide whether to deploy workloads on premise or off-premise, and continue to consolidate workloads with existing on fewer servers”, concludes the analyst.