Windows and Linux Servers Grow at Unix's Expense

Thursday Aug 26th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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In the second quarter, Windows server hardware revenue grew 6.7 percent, and Linux server revenue jumped 30.1 percent year-over-year.

NetworkWorld: According to the latest report from market research firm IDC, demand for Windows and Linux servers surged in the second quarter of 2010. Windows still dominates with a 46.5 percent market share. Windows server revenue grew 6.7 percent, and unit shipments increased 28.2 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

While they account for a smaller 16.8 percent of the market, Linux server shipments also increased significantly. Revenue increased 30.1 percent to hit $1.8 billion for the quarter.

By contrast, Unix server sales during the quarter decreased.

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