Server market revenues up 8.1% in Q3 2005

According to IDC, factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew at 8.1% YTY to $12.5 bln in Q3 2005, marking the 10th consecutive quarter of positive overall revenue growth. Volume server revenue grew 14.8% YTY and continues to represent the primary growth engine for the server market overall. Revenue for midrange enterprise servers grew 3.8% YTY, marking the 4th consecutive quarterly increase in that segment. However, the high-end enterprise server market showed a 1.2% decline YTY, making it the 4th consecutive quarter of declining revenue for high-end enterprise servers.