Linux Server Revenues Growing Faster Than Windows, Hit $2.4 Billion in 1Q12

IDC is out with its first quarter 2012 global server stats study and the numbers look good for Linux.

While overall global server revenues were down, Linux server revenues were up.

According to IDC, Linux servers generated $2.4 billion in revenue for vendors in the first quarter of 2012. That’s a 16.0 percent growth rate, which is better than the 1.3 percent revenue growth rate for Windows servers.