Server sales increase 27.1% in Q1 2004 in numbers, 9.3% in revenues

The number of servers sold worldwide increased by 27.1% in Q1 2004 to 1.57 mln units, with a clear move by users towards low-end servers and the Linux operating system, Gartner said. The growth in the low-end market meant that server hardware revenues only rose by 9.3% compared with the same period last year, to $11.8 bln. Revenue of Linux-based server hardware rose 57.3% over the period, while commercial Unix server revenues fell 2.3%.