EMEA server market grew 6% to $15.7 bln in 2004

Driven in large part by demand for low-end systems, revenue generated from the sale of servers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region hit $15.7 bln in 2004, a 6% YTY increase, according to Gartner. Server shipments were over 2 mln units, a 20.6% increase from 2003. The year ended on a particularly strong note with a 14% increase in shipments in Q4 2004 compared to Q4 2003.