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IDC Press Release
According to IDC’s (International Data Corporation) EMEA Quarterly Server Tracker, server revenue grew by 10.8% in the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11) in EMEA, reaching double-digit growth for the first time since 1Q07. Total revenue for EMEA reached $3.5 billion. Unit shipments grew by 2.6%, after nearly 580,000 units were shipped. The strong revenue performance indicated good traction of high-end, and particularly, midrange servers priced between $25K and $249K. High-end servers enjoyed healthy revenue growth of 13.2%, with midrange servers growing faster, up 15.3% year on year. Revenue from volume systems grew by a relatively modest 9.2% year on year. Read more