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Downright Painful: Server Sales Plummeted in Q2

Sep 03, 2009, 17:44 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In another big shift, IDC found the market for non-x86 servers fell 32.2 percent to $4.7 billion, marking the first time in six quarters that x86 dollar volumes have beaten non-x86.

"Typically, non-x86 systems -- Sun UltraSparc, IBM Power and Intel Itanium -- have much lower volume but sell for a lot more because they are larger, mission-critical systems used in vital datacenters.

"IDC said Microsoft Windows server revenue of $3.7 billion was off 27.7 percent year-over-year, while Linux server revenue declined 28.9 percent from last year to $1.3 billion. Windows servers now represent 38.1 percent of industry server revenue while Linux servers now account for 13.8 percent of all server revenue."

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