Server Sales Dip To 12 Year Low
The first quarter saw a number of records broken in the global server market - but for all the wrong reasons.
Customers across all geographies shelved spending plans which forced quarterly server revenues down to the lowest level seen by market watcher IDC since it began analysing the space 12 years ago.
The sector fell 24.5% in value to $9.9bn in the opening three months of 2009, the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.
The recession has permeated all geographic regions and customers of all types, said Matt Eastwood, IDC group vice-president of Enterprise Platforms.
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