Blade server shipments up 67.1% in Q2 2005

The server blade market showed continued growth in the quarter, with shipments increasing by 67.1% YTY and factory revenue gaining 87.9% YTY, IDC reports. Bladed servers, including both x86 and RISC blades, accounted for $440 mln in Q2 2005, representing 3.6% of quarterly server market revenue. RISC blades generated less than 5% of factory revenue. IBM maintained the #1 spot in the server blade market, with 40.9% market share, while HP maintained the #2 position with 38.6% share. Dell’s share of the blade market decreased to 6.5% in Q2 2005.