The EMEA server markethas grown in the second quarter fuelled by activity in central and Eastern Europe.
According to IDC’s EMEAQuarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the EMEA server market grew 8.7%year on year to $ 4.4bn in Q2. Shipments increased by 12.4% to reach close to 700,000with 95.5% of that total being x86 boxes.
Although the main growthwas in Central and Eastern Europe, withrevenues up 17.8%, the western European markets still managed to produce growthof 6.8%.
But there was an imbalance between unit and revenue growthindicating that the x86 server market is feeling the pressures ofcommoditisation and price drops.
Earlier this week figures from IDC on the worldwide x86market showed that the segment had produced its lowest growth levels for six years.
In reference to the EMEA figures Nathaniel Martinez,director of European enterprise servers at IDC, said that there was a refreshcycle that saw companies move away from older legacy systems but that was “expectedto moderate”.
He added that technologies including virtualisation, bladeand multicore would continue to grow.