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Gartner Press Release, 2/24/11
Server Market Ended the Year with Positive Fourth Quarter Shipments and Revenue Growth
Putting the final touches on a year of worldwide server market growth, fourth quarter 2010 worldwide server shipments grew 6.5 percent year on year, while revenue climbed 16.4 percent, according to Gartner, Inc.
“2010 was a year that saw pent-up x86-based server demand produce some significant growth on a worldwide level,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “The introduction of new processors from Intel and 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.”