Server Sales Post Biggest Growth For Seven Years

Global server sales posted the biggest jump in revenue since 2003.

According to data released by IT market research group IDC, global server sales rose by 11 per cent in the second quarter to end up at $10.8 billion.

IDC also reported a 23.8 per cent rise in server unit shipments in second quarter of 2010, improving slightly from the 23 per cent increase reported in the first quarter.

In a statement to The Times of India, Matt Eastwood, group vice president, Enterprise Platforms at IDC, said: “The server market is at a crossroads. This is the fourth consecutive quarter of improving server market demand and the fastest quarterly server revenue growth IDC has reported in more than 5 years.”

Aided by its x86 ProLiant server line, HP accounted for 32.5 per cent of the revenue share from server sales in the second quarter.

IBM also contributed 29.8 per cent to the total server revenue generated in the second quarter.