Linux server revenues up 52% in Q3 2004

Gartner in worldwide server market analysis for Q3 2004 showed IBM leading the major Linux-based server vendors in revenue, and posting a growth of 85% in revenue from the same period in 2003. IDC had Linux revenue growing 52% YTY. IBM competitors HP and Dell lost market share in the same segment. A growth rate of 85% translates into $485 mln in Linux servers that IBM shipped last quarter, as opposed to one year ago when that number was only $262.2 mln. IBM’s nearest competitor was HP, which posted $298 mln, followed by Dell with $184.1 mln.