Virtualisation revenues to reach $2.7 bln in 2009

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 Vendor Revenue Estimates for Q3 2008

Company 3Q08
Revenue
3Q08
Market
Share (%)
3Q07
Revenue
3Q07
Market
Share (%)
3Q08-3Q07
Growth (%)
HP 1,558,434,369 39.5 1,545,120,380 37.1 0.9
IBM 1,058,114,844 26.8 1,115,201,230 26.8 -5.1
Sun 400,738,499 10.2 486,403,415 11.7 -17.6
Dell 361,976,581 9.2 370,269,898 8.9 -2.2
FSC 277,086,540 7.0 336,477,268 8.1 -17.7
Others 287,229,068 7.3 313,702,066 7.5 -8.4
Total 3,943,579,901 100.0 4,167,174,257 100.0 -5.4
Source: Gartner

Spending on IT cloud services to reach $42 bln by 2012

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.

High-performance computing market grew 10% in Q2 2008

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.

Virtualization growth rising from 46% in 2007 to 54% in 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.