Country's server market up 30 pc at Rs 698 cr in Q2FY07

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New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Country's server market has grown by 30 per cent year-on-year to touch Rs 698 crore during the second quarter of current fiscal.

The server market shipments during the period stood at 35,615 units, with HP emerging as the leader both in terms of factory revenues as well as unit shipments, followed by IBM, according to IDC Asia Pacific quarterly enterprise service tracker.

This is the second consecutive quarter when unit shipments grew by 12 per cent over the previous quarter, it added.

''The unit shipments increase in the Indian server market are mainly driven by expansion of new distributed computing workload deployments across key segments,'' IDC said.

The high-end enterprise servers contributed 91 per cent, share of mid-range enterprise servers was four per cent, while that of volume servers was 32 per cent in the overall revenues.

During the quarter, the x86 Server market performed well across the financial services, infrastructure services, distribution services and manufacturing sectors, clocking revenues of nearly Rs 445 crore.

The non-x86/Unix Server market clocked Rs 227 crore, with Sun Microsystems emerging as the market leader in the segment, both in terms of unit shipments as well factory revenues, followed by IBM and HP.

The Blade server market in the said period grew by 165 per cent in terms of factory revenues.

UNI

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