Linux Servers Account for $2.3 Billion in Q3 Revenues

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted December 12, 2011


IDC believes that server makers pushed 2.07 million new boxes out the door in the third quarter ended in September. As reported on IT Jungle, in terms of the primary operating system Windows dominated with $6.3 billion in revenues and nearly half of all sales worldwide and Linux-based machines accounted for $2.3 billion in revenues in Q3.


"To that end, IDC believes that server makers pushed 2.07 million shiny new boxes out the door in the third quarter ended in September, an increase of 4 percent over the spectacular shipments in the year-ago period. Those servers generated a total of $12.74 billion worldwide for server makers (when local currencies are converted to US dollars), up 4.2 percent. Tepid sales of servers in Western Europe helped pull down shipments and revenues both, which is no surprise given the dire state of several European economies. Sales in Central and Eastern Europe grew like crazy, but it was not enough to make up for slack sales in France and the United Kingdom, flat sales in Germany, and declining sales in other Western European countries. (Presumably Italy, Spain, Greece, and Ireland did not do very well at all; IDC did not bring it up.)"

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