Worldwide server shipments for the third quarter of 2007 increased 8.7% over the same quarter last year, while worldwide server revenue for the same period climbed 2.6%, according to analyst Gartner.
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"This quarter the server market grew both in units and revenue, driven by x86 market volumes in the quarter, while Risc-Itanium Unix servers revenue grew at 8%." said Errol Rasit, senior analyst at Gartner.
"Underlying market dynamics such as growth from emerging markets, coupled with an ongoing demand for increased capacity, are stronger than any inhibitors such as server virtualisation. Any implications from financial market instability were not visible in the server market in the third quarter."