Midrange enterprise servers up 5.4% in Q4 2006

Although volume systems grew 2.1% YTY, the segment is no longer the catalyst for growth for the server market overall. In fact, Q4 2006 was the first quarter in the 10 year history that both midrange enterprise and high-end enterprise system revenue grew faster than volume system revenue. After four consecutive quarterly decreases, revenue for midrange enterprise servers increased 5.4% YTY and the high-end enterprise server market showed an 11.5% increase YTY, the second consecutive quarter of increasing revenue for high-end enterprise servers.