Global Server Sales Hit $11.9 Billion in 1Q11
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According to IDC's first quarter 2011 Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, global server revenues hit $11.9 billion for a 12.1 percent year-over-year increase. Revenues grew on the strength of increased server unit shipments of 1.9 million units. IDC noted that the 1Q11 server shipments numbers were the second highest quarterly total ever reported in the first calendar quarter of any year.
Server growth is coming from volume, midrange enterprise, and high-end enterprise servers which is the first time in two years that all server segments have reported quarterly revenue gains on a year-over year basis.
"Meaningful enterprise infrastructure refresh occurred across all geographies in the quarter," said Matt Eastwood, group vice president, Enterprise Platforms at IDC in a statement.