High-End Unix Server Market Grows Despite Overall HIgh-End Market Decline
Factory revenue in the worldwide server market went up to $12.2 billion for the second quarter, up 5.6% compared to last year.
This was the ninth quarter in a row that worldwide server factory revenue grew according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker.
High-end Unix server sales grew although the high-end enterprise server market itself went down for the third consecutive quarter.
“IT acquisition patterns are changing, and we are seeing the product mix of server investments change over time,” said IDC’s program vice president of Worldwide Server Research, Matt Eastwood.
“Strength in midrange servers and Unix high-end servers shows that customers are balancing their scale-out volume server deployments with scale-up servers to handle business-processing workloads,” he added.
Volume server revenue went up 11.1% from last year, and revenue for midrange enterprise servers grew 4.3% year over year.