A press release by IT research company Gartner revealed that Huawei servers were ranked third globally by revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 with a 45.9% year-on-year growth rate, the highest for servers in the world.
Gartner, a company known for being a global leader in IT research and advisory, issued a press release with the title Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 17.8 % in the Fourth Quarter of 2018, While Shipments Increased 8.5 %.
In Q4 2018, the global server revenue was $21.862 billion with a 17.8% rate of year-on-year increase.
According to the press release, 3,472,886 severs were shipped globally which amounted to a year-on-year increase of 8.5%. Server shipments grew by 13.1% in 2018 and contributed to a 30.1% increase in revenue compared to the previous year.
Different industries are trying to achieve digital transformation through the use of new, disruptive technologies to maximize their full potential. As the digital transformation unfolds globally, it is expected that the IT infrastructure scale of enterprises will increase over the next few years. Traditional data centers are currently facing many challenges such as operating expenditure stress from power consumption, equipment footprint and O&M manpower and costs. The digital transformation is expected to solve, if not ease such issues.
Huawei has invested a great deal in this trend so it has great insight into how data centers can confront such challenges and achieve digital transformation. Huawei Intelligent Computing has developed several research and development initiatives to look into three general areas: intelligent acceleration engine, innovative data center solution and intelligent management engine.
The tech giant has upgraded its traditional servers and is now using intelligent servers. They also provide tiered solutions which cover the single-node, large-scale and ultra-large-scale deployment scenarios to address the requirements of the digital transformation in data centers.
Huawei recently launched its Ascend 310/910 AI chipsets earlier this year and the Kunpeng 920 ARM-based CPU last year. The chipsets have improved the company’s intelligent computing offerings such as the Atlas AI computing platform and TaiShan series servers. The products also cover the Cloud-Edge-Device scenarios.
Huawei is in a favorable position regarding their efforts to transform data centers for customers, facilitate great success and enable industry transformation.
Gartner’s report found that Huawei has been No.1 for several consecutive quarters in the Chinese market due to shipments of blade servers and four-socket servers.