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Enterprise Linux Today: Worldwide Server Revenues Jump 12% From 3Q99 to 3Q00, IDC Says

Dec 13, 2000, 17:54 (3 Talkback[s])

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"The worldwide server market turned in a solid performance in 3Q00. According to quarterly server data released today by IDC, factory revenue jumped 12% from the year-ago quarter to $15.4 billion. Shipments increased 21% during the same time frame. Sequential growth was slower, with revenues up 6% from 2Q00. However, the jump from 2Q00 to 3Q00 represents the biggest sequential growth in the market this year."

"'One of the biggest factors driving growth in the worldwide server market are Standard Intel architecture servers, especially rack-optimized servers,' said Vernon Turner, IDC's vice president of Global Enterprise Server Solutions. 'These devices enable horizontal scaling of the Internet infrastructure and are experiencing tremendous demand.' According to IDC, revenue for rack-optimized servers increased almost 400% from 3Q99...."

"Linux servers are becoming increasingly popular. Revenues for this emerging operating environment increased a whopping 178% from 3Q99."

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