Windows Server Still the Leader, Unix Drops

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 4, 2010


In the server market, Windows-based servers still rule over Linux and Unix-based servers. The first quarter 2010 International Data Corp. numbers for the worldwide server market indicate that In Q1 2010, Windows Server was installed on 75.3 percent of the servers sold worldwide. According to this report on ZDNet, Microsoft Windows server demand was positively impacted by the accelerating x86 server market.


IDC's latest figures indicate that Windows Server was installed on 75 percent of the servers sold worldwide.

"Quarterly revenue of $5.1 billion for Windows servers represented 48.9% of overall quarterly factory revenue. This is the highest percentage of server hardware revenue that Windows servers have ever represented.

"Unix servers experienced 29.0% revenue decline when compared to 1Q09 as customers waited for additional detail on the Sun-Oracle server roadmap. They were also anticipating a ramp of IBM POWER7 servers, which began shipping in Q1, and, separately, HP Integrity servers based on Intel Itanium 9300 processors that were announced in April. Worldwide Unix revenues were $2.3 billion for the quarter, representing 22.2% of quarterly server spending (down 10.5 points over 1Q09)."

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