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The good news: PC sales went up a little worldwide, say Gartner crystal-ball-gazers

It's time for the quarterly PC market predictions from analyst houses Gartner and IDC and, as usual, they disagree on the state of the trade. Gartner reports global PC sales of 67.2 million units for Q3 2018 showed a slim growth of 0.1 per cent over the same period in 2017. Meanwhile IDC said volumes of 67.4 million units is …
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Shrinking shipments, hidden money: IDC studies the martial art of EMEA server market

Stats from analyst house IDC show that the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) server revenues are growing even as fewer units are shipped. HPE led in Europe by market share and revenue, though Dell EMC's 54 per cent year-on-year growth is closing the gap. ODM direct sales were third by revenue and market share, …
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Big fish still dominate as hyper-converged systems come into the mainstream

Nutanix, Dell and VMware are walking away with the hyper-converged infrastructure market as converged systems and reference architecture setups continue to suffer from shrinkage. IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker for the second quarter of the year show that the total converged systems market grew 9.9 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 27 Sep 2018
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You've been served: Market rakes in $22bn, Dell does rather well – IDC

It's money for DRAM time at Round Rock server HQ, which we hope is buying the beers this afternoon. Dell dominated the server space and raked in the most revenues in 2018’s second quarter, according to IDC. The PowerEdge-flinger flashed the top revenues in the period: $4.25bn, up 53 per cent year-on-year. It shipped 574,600 …
Chris Mellor, 7 Sep 2018
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Analysts gawp at network function virtualization through rose-tinted specs

Professional prognosticator IDC has woken up to the network function virtualization (NFV) market and decided that service orchestration is the place to be. Giants like AT&T and Verizon have long shown interest in virtualizing their infrastructure, but wider market activity has remained relatively sober with global sales worth …
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Australia defies trend for network sales slide, shovels cash at Cisco

The router market is stagnating worldwide, but nobody's told Australian buyers. Analyst firm IDC, which in June gave us the drear news that global router sales fell 1.4 per cent between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, reckons Australian customers like their packet-processing big iron: its Asia-Pacific Quarterly Router Tracker released …
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WOS going on? DDN ejected from IDC object storage marketscape

IDC has cast its eyes over object storage suppliers, and ejected DDN from its marketscape, brought in Cohesity and Cloudian, and shuffled around a few suppliers. The previous object storage marketscape was a December 2016 exercise so we’ve had to wait 18 months for this new one, issued this month. Here’s the crucial chart – …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2018
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Virtual reality meets commercial reality as headset sales plunge

Shipments of virtual reality kit have plunged, but growth is just around the corner. So said analyst firm IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker, which found “shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets were down 30.5 per cent year over year, totalling 1.2 million …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Jun 2018
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Flash industry weather forecast anticipates a stormy few years ahead

Analyst firm IDC has predicted revenue for the flash storage industry will decline for three years. IDC's latest flash revenue numbers predict 2018 revenues of US$58.8bn, $55.6bn for 2019 and $57.3bn in 2020. The previous 2018 estimate was $51.4bn, which has increased by 21 per cent. The revenue growth hiccup was attributed …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jun 2018

Would you rather health data or finance data in the cloud?

Healthcare providers are the top users of public clouds, says analyst firm IDC. The outfit’s new “Worldwide Semiannual Industry Cloud Tracker” reports that growth in cloud spend across four industry sectors – finance, healthcare, manufacturing and the public sector – is ratting along at US$22.5bn a year with expected growth of …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Jun 2018
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Worst. Birthday. Ever. IPv6's party falls flat

Roundup Last week saw celebration in the IPv6 community this week – not because adoption is finally really taking off, but because, umm, look, something must have happened, right? Well, yes, kind of: in spite of first being authored in 1999, IPv6 lay fallow for more than a decade, even though we all knew the world would run out of …
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Hyperscale sippers go crazy at the storage bar, judging from IDC digits

The storage market was hot, hot, hot in the first quarter of this year – according to IDC's bean counters, who reckoned shipped capacity rose 79.1 per cent, year on year, to 98.8EB and revenues 34.4 per cent to $13bn. All-flash array sales jumped past disk arrays, and white-box manufacturers' storage revenues rose an …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jun 2018

It's good to be the king: Dell gives HPE hell at top of server charts

Top dog Dell barked loudest in IDC's latest server quarterly tracker, overtaking HPE in both revenue and units, while white boxes made a strong showing on hyperscalers' shopping list. In the lower ranks Inspur surpassed Huawei, Lenovo and Supermicro. But ODMs dwarfed all individual suppliers as hyperscale buyers drove the …
Chris Mellor, 1 Jun 2018
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PCs were more and less expensive in Q1 as shipments stalled

PC shipments continue their slow slide, with analyst firms Gartner and IDC both releasing data for 2018’s first quarter showing further slippage. IDC counted 60.383 million PCs heading out of factory doors around the world, down just 14,000 from Q1 2017’s 60.397 million and an assessment of “flat” sales. Gartner’s count …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2018

B-Ark passengers to control most IT spend from 2019 onwards

People outside the IT department will control more than half of IT budgets from 2019 onwards, according to analyst outfit IDC. Spending will split 50.5/49.5 between the IT department and line of business people (LOB) in 2018, the firm said. The rise and rise of SaaS means the latter groups’ budgets will account for 70 per cent …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2018

Supermicro praying for Nasdaq time

Supermicro, under threat of Nasdaq delisting for not filing recent quarterly reports on time, is negotiating fresh loan financing. It asked Nasdaq for another 180-day extension a fortnight ago. Its prior 180-day extension elapsed yesterday. The San Jose-based server vendor said it was talking to the Bank of America Merrill …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2018
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Ethernet sales growing, but routing's been routed by software

If you watch the fortunes of the big names in switching, you probably won't be surprised to hear that the market is only recording modest growth. According to analyst clan IDC's wrap of calendar year 2017's shipments, the switch business added a mere 3.2 per cent year-on-year in Q4 2017 to reach US$6.9 billion for the quarter …
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The hounds of storage track converged and hyperconverged beasts

Comment Tech market researcher IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker has found that worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 10.8 per cent year over year to $2.99bn during the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) – and that the market inhaled a massive 1.96 EB of new storage capacity during the quarter, up 30 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2017

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