Server Shipments and Revenues Jump in Q1
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Worldwide, server shipments grew by 8.5 percent to 2.3 million units in the quarter compared with the same quarter in 2010, when the industry shipped 2.1 million units, analyst firm Gartner reported Thursday.
On the revenue side, gains were even higher, with sales growing 17.3 percent over the first quarter of 2010's results, from $10.8 billion last year to $12.7 billion in 2011.
"X86 servers forged ahead and grew 8.6 percent in units for the year and 17.5 percent in revenue," Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement.