Direct server sales up 40% in Q1 2004

The recently published U.S. Server Channels Tracker reveals that the number of server units sold through direct channels grew 40% in Q1 2004 compared with Q1 2003, while sales through indirect channels grew at 9%. In terms of factory revenues, dollars from server sales through direct channels grew at 9.6% while revenues flowing through the indirect channels remained flat compared to the year ago quarter. Market leaders on the server market are: HP, IBM, Sun, Dell.