New Delhi, Dec 12 - Worldwide server revenue increased 16% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2017, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) leading the market, Gartner said.
The overall server shipments grew 5.1% from the second quarter of 2016.
"The third quarter of 2017 produced continued growth on a global level with varying regional results," Jeffrey Hewitt, Research Vice President at Gartner, said in a statement.
"A build-out of infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations was the main driver for growth in the server market for the period," Hewitt added.
HPE continued to lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue. Despite a decline of 3.2%, the company posted $3.1 billion in revenue for a total share of 21%.
Dell EMC maintained the second position with 37.9% growth and 20.8% market share.
Inspur Electronics experienced the highest growth in the quarter with 116.6%, driven by ongoing sales into China-based Cloud providers, as well as global expansion efforts.
In server shipments, Dell EMC maintained top position in the third quarter of 2017 with 17.8% market share.
HPE secured the second spot with 16.4% of the market. Inspur Electronics was the only vendor in the top five to experience positive growth in the quarter.