Server factory revenue grew by 3.6% in Q4 2007

Server factory revenue grew by 3.6% in annual comparison, to $5.46 bln, while shipments rose 7.3%, to more than 750,000, in Q4 2007 over Q4 2006 in EMEA, according to IDC. For the whole of 2007, market growth was robust, with factory revenue rising 5.6% annually, to reach $17.86 bln, and shipments growing 8.9% to over 2.6 mln. Multicore, virtualization, and blades are all contributing to the strong uptake of volume servers, which are gaining favor with SMB and enterprise customers alike, a market trend translated into a factory revenue share of 49.6% of the total in EMEA in Q4 2007 and a growth of 6.5% annually.