Global server market up 0.5% in Q3 2007

Factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew 0.5% in Q3 2007 to $13.1 bln. It’s the slowest rate since Q1 2006, according to IDC. Server unit shipments rose 6.3%, a decrease from 7.8% growth reported in Q3 2006. IBM had 30% of the server market in Q3 2007, down from 33% a year earlier. Hewlett-Packard held 28.6% of the market, up from 26.1% in 2006. Dell was third, and Sun Microsystems came in fourth, the same as in 2006.