While server shipments to cloud data centers dropped in the second quarter of 2015, a new Dell'Oro Group report revealed that overall servers are still a dominant part of the market. The research firm said that server market unit shipments recorded a tenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth.
Sameh Boujelbene, director at Dell'Oro Group, said in a release that cloud data center deployments continued to grow, but cloud growth was "modest in 2Q15 compared with the previous record-setting quarters" and the capex growth rates of the four largest cloud data center providers Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft illustrate a "decelerating growth trend." Despite these issues, Boujelbene added that "server shipments to Cloud data centers will continue increasing over at least the next five years and that the pause in the second quarter is temporary, reflecting the lumpy nature of Cloud data center deployments." Release