25% of all servers sold in Europe in 2009 will be blades

According to IDC, the Western European server blade market is expected to reach 565,000 units by 2009. Blades will account for 25% of all servers sold in the region. In revenue terms server blades are forecast to account for $1.74 bln of vendor revenue in 2009, representing a CAGR of 40.4% through the forecast period.