Worldwide x86 Server Shipments Up

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted November 29, 2011

Cloud services and the demand for data centers has increased tremendously worldwide. As a result, the need for servers has surged significantly. TechZone 360 reports that new market research firm Gartner, Inc., suggests that worldwide server shipments in the third quarter of 2011 grew 7.2 percent year-on-year, while revenue increased 5.2 percent year-on-year.


In a statement, Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner, said, 'The third quarter of 2011 produced growth on a global level but there was some significant variation in growth by region.'

"Further commenting on this growth, he said, 'x86 servers forged ahead and grew 7.6 percent in units and 9.3 percent in revenue. Some regions like Western Europe and the United States did not produce as much relative x86-based server growth because of comparatively stronger third quarter results in 2010. RISC/Itanium Worldwide Unix server shipments declined 6.8 percent, but vendor revenue increased 3.5 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The ‘other’ CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed a decline of 6.9 percent,' Hewitt said."

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