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Linux server revenue continues to grow at double-digit pace

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After Gartner the US American market researchers of IDC have now published an analysis of the server market. According to which in the first quarter of 2005 spending on servers world-wide was just under ten billion euros. In the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth this amounts to a quarter on quarter increase of 5.3 percent.

According to IDC about 10 percent of that revenue was generated by the Linux server business, which grew year over year by 35 percent and has now posted its eleventh consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. With revenue of 3.3 billion euros Windows servers registered year-over-year revenue growth of 12.3 percent. Thereby pulling even with quarterly revenue of Unix servers, the year-over-year revenue growth of which was a mere 2.8 percent.

IBM retained its top rank in the worldwide server systems market with a market share of 28.3 percent, followed closely by Hewlett-Packard with 27.6 percent. Dell and Sun in light of IDC´s figures come in third and fourth, with 10.8 and 9.9 percent respectively.

Whereas Dell's server revenue grew year over year by just under 17 percent, Sun's revenue increased a meager 2.7 percent. In terms of worldwide server shipments HP at 30.4 percent held on to its No. 1 position, followed by Dell with 24.5 percent.

According to IDC figures market growth in the blade server segments was especially intense: Shipment increases of more than 68 percent year over year and sales revenue gains above 100 percent point to vigorous demand. With sales of 320 million euros blade servers contributed only 3.4 percent to overall quarterly server market revenue. In this segment too IBM stayed ahead with a market share of 39.2 percent, followed by HP with 35.2 and Dell with 9.4 percent.


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