As big data continues to swell up around the world, so too are the number of servers hosting all of that information.
Thus, perhaps it is no surprise that both server shipments and revenue results were up worldwide during the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest report from Gartner.
Looking closer at the estimated returns published on Wednesday, server shipments grew 9.2 percent year-over-year. Vendor revenue climbed 7.5 percent from the same period in 2014.
Dell found itself in second place in both categories. Lenovo, Huawei and Inspur rounded out the top five vendors by shipments.
By revenue, IBM surpassed Lenovo, which placed fourth and was followed by Cisco in fifth.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific posted the most vendor revenue growth at a rate of 25.4 percent annually as shipments increased by 23.8 percent.
Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner, acknowledged in the report that the global server market growth produced "mixed results by region."
"All regions showed growth in both shipments and vendor revenue, except for Eastern Europe, Japan and Latin America, which posted revenue declines of 5.8 percent, 11.7 percent and 24.2 percent, respectively, for the period," Hewitt explained.
Hewitt attributed part of the regional disparity to currency exchange rates, which have been playing with tech industry earnings frequently, hitting everyone from Oracle to Intel to Google, among others, over the course of 2015.