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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Server Market Slows, But It’s Still Growing

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker reported today that worldwide server factory revenue has slowed by 0.2% this quarter. This is the first of this type of decline since 2003’s first quarter. Additionally, server unit shipments have slowed by 10.6%.

On a more positive note, volume systems server growth has increased by 7.3% year over year. According to Matthew Eastwood, program vice president of IDC's Worldwide Server Group said, "The volume server market continues to evolve as richer server configurations driven by both scale-out cluster implementations and scale-up server virtualization initiatives continue to drive increased customer spending.”

For more specifics on the growth ratings of the server market, read the complete article, Worldwide Server Market Slows in Fourth Quarter But Grows to $51.3 Billion in 2005, Highest Revenues in 5 Years, According to IDC (link above).

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