Worldwide virtualisation software revenue will increase 43% from $1.9 bln in 2008 to $2.7 bln in 2009, according to Gartner. Global virtualisation penetration is on pace to reach 20% in 2009 from 12% in 2008. Gartner estimates that revenue from hosted virtual desktops will more than triple from $74.1 mln to $298.6 mln in 2009 while revenue from server virtualisation management software will increase 42% from $913.9 mln in 2008 to $1.3 bln in 2009. Revenue from server virtualisation infrastructure will grow 22.5% from $917 mln in 2008 to $1.1 bln in 2009.
Server revenue declined 5.4% to $12.7 bln, even as Q3 2008 shipments rose 4.4% to 2.3 mln units, Gartner says. Shipments of RISC/Itanium Unix servers fell 16.1% in the quarter, and 10.8% in terms of revenue. Shipments of x86 servers rose 5.5%.
Over 2008-2012 IDC expects spending on IT cloud services to grow almost threefold, reaching 42 bln USD by 2012 and accounting for 9% of revenues in five key market segments. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25% of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the 2009, according to IDC.
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Q2 2008 saw solid growth in the mid and high end of the market and softness in lower priced x86 servers, as evidenced by average selling prices (ASPs) that were up 16% compared to Q1 2008. According to Jie Wu, research manager for technical computing, the Q2 2008 HPC server revenue leaders were HP with 37% market share, IBM with 27%, and Dell with 16%, according to IDC.
Factory revenue and unit shipments for the High Performance Computing (HPC) technical server market exhibited 10% growth in Q2 2008, according to IDC. Revenues grew 10% over the Q1 2008 and 4% compared to Q1 2007 to reach $2.5 bln in the Q2 2007. Shipments of server system units in the Q2 2008 HPC market totaled 45,000, down 5% from the Q1 2008.
The pace of adoption of virtualized servers is incredibly rapid among organizations that are using virtualization, with 35% of servers purchased in 2007 being virtualized and 52% of those bought in 2008 expected to be so. 54% of those not using virtualization expect to do so in the next 18 months. Growth of virtualization as a strategy remains strong, rising from 46% of the base to 54%, according to IDC.
Total sales of thin clients in H1 2007 in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) reached 282,667 units, representing an increase of 37.3% over 2007, according to IDC. Revenue likewise increased 29.2% over H1 2007. The APEJ thin client market is expected to grow strongly over the next five years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4%.