European Server Sales Lagging Behind Rest Of World

European server sales are lagging behind the rest of the world, data released by research firm Gartner has revealed.

Gartner said that server spending in Europe was moderate due to the prevailing economic conditions in some European countries as they struggle to recover from the 2008-2009 global economic meltdown.

The research showed that worldwide server spending and shipments increased by 14.3 per cent and 27.1 per cent respectively, and that the revenue gained from server sales rose to $11 billion.

In the European market, Eastern European outperformed Western Europe, with shipments up 46.9 per cent and revenues rising 26.2 per cent.

In the second quarter, server sales across Europe rose by a total of 3.2 per cent to $3.2 billion, while shipments rose by 18.4 per cent to 583,533 units.

Gartner said that server sales were also rising in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific pacific region, especially in China and India.

"The server market in Asia Pacific continued to witness healthy demand, with vendors benefiting from business growth and improved economic performance in most countries, which encouraged spending," said Erica Gadjuli, principle analyst at Gartner.