Server revenue continued slide in Q2 on weak demand, says IDC

IBM and HP held on to the top two positions but with declining market share

By , IDG News Service |  Hardware

Demand for x86 servers was weak in the quarter, with revenue down by 1.3 percent year-over-year to $8.7 billion as shipments were relatively flat at 1.9 million servers, according to IDC.

Linux servers benefited from cloud infrastructure deployments and now account for about 23 percent of all server revenue, up by 1.8 percentage points from the same quarter a year ago. Windows server sales were, however, down 5.1 percent, with quarterly server hardware revenue at $5.8 billion, representing 49.3 percent of overall quarterly server revenue, IDC said. Unix server revenue declined 21 percent to its lowest quarterly revenue of $1.8 billion, accounting for about 15 percent of server revenue for the quarter.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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