App Server Revenue More Than Doubles in 2000, Says IDC
This comes on top of 1999's worldwide revenue growth of 110 percent to $957 million.According to the latest crop of statistics from IDC, the worldwide application server market bucked all trends and grew 128 percent, reaching almost $2.2 billion in 2000.
IDC expects this strong growth to continue through 2005.
"It's difficult to overstate the significance of this growth rate. When a market reaches the level of maturity that the [application server software platform] ASSP market reached in 1999, annual growth usually slows, not accelerates," said Steve Garone, IDC's vice president of Application Development and Deployment research."
BEA Systems and IBM claimed the largest chunk of this still-growing market, with revenue shares of 18 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Sun trailed in third with 8 percent.
"Survival in the ASSP market requires more than just ASSP products. Vendors need to provide an e-business platform that includes all the functions necessary to build and deploy e-business applications, leveraging the ASSP as the foundation layer," Garone said. "BEA and IBM both understand this requirement."
More details about the state of the app server market are available in IDC's "Application Server Software Platforms Market Forecast and Analysis, 2001-2005" (IDC #B24828). The reports provides revenue forecasts for the worldwide market through 2005, segmented by geography and operating environment, as well as 2000 revenue shares broken down by vendor.
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