As the economy has begun to show more and more signs of life, server vendors have enjoyed a resurgence in demand, according to market researcher Gartner.
In 2010, Gartner reported that server shipments increased by nearly 17 percent, with revenues up just over 13 percent.
“2010 was a year that saw pent-up x86-based server demand produce some significant growth on a worldwide level,” Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner, said in the report.
“The introduction of new processors from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) toward the end of 2009 helped fuel a pretty significant replacement cycle of servers that had been maintained in place during the economic downturn in 2009,” he added.
Server Watch takes a look at the latest figures from Gartner.