Linux server shipments up 15.3% in Q4 2006

After two consecutive quarters of single-digit revenue growth, Linux server revenue growth accelerated once again, growing 15.3% to $1.8 bln when compared with Q4 2005. Linux servers now represent 11.9% of all server revenue, up more than 1 point over Q4 2005. However, after eighteen quarters of double digit shipment growth, Linux server shipments declined 0.8% YTY as IT consolidation extends its reach into the open source domain.

Server market in 2006
  2006 2005 Growth
Vendor Sales Share Sales Share YTY
IBM $17,159 32.8% $16,890 32.9% 1.6%
Hewlett-Packard $14,246 27.2% $14,183 27.7% 0.4%
Sun Microsystems $5,631 10.8% $4,878 9.5% 15.4%
Dell $5,375 10.3% $5,260 10.3% 2.2%
Fujitsu/Fujitsu Siemens $2,691 5.1% $2,904 5.7% -7.3%
Others $7,182 13.7% $7,169 14.0% 0.2%
All Vendors $52,285 100.0% $51,283 100.0% 2.0%
Source: IDC
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