De acordo com o Gartner, líder mundial em pesquisa e aconselhamento sobre tecnologia, as vendas mundiais de servidores cresceram 3,6% no terceiro trimestre de 2012, enquanto que o faturamento teve queda de 2,8% em relação ao mesmo período de 2011.
Gartner Says the Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 3.6 Per Cent; Revenue Declined 2.8 Per Cent in the Third Quarter of 2012
In EMEA, Server Shipments and Revenue Declined in the Third Quarter of 2012
STAMFORD, Conn, November 28, 2012 — In the third quarter of 2012 worldwide server shipments grew 3.6 per cent year-on-year, while revenue decreased 2.8 per cent from the third quarter of 2011, according to Gartner, Inc.
“The third quarter of 2012 again produced shipment growth on a worldwide level, but server revenue was weak due to ongoing economic weakness and market segment differences,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “Only the North America and Asia/Pacific regions managed any revenue growth, and even those were essentially flat year-to-year, with North America showing a 1.1 per cent increase and Asia/Pacific a 0.7 per cent increase. The picture in terms of shipments was slightly more positive with North America, Latin America and Asia/Pacific all growing, but both EMEA and Japan continue to struggle and both saw shipments contract, compared to the same period last year.”
“x86 server shipments grew 4.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2012, and revenue increased 4 per cent from the third quarter of 2011. RISC/Itanium Unix servers continued to fall globally for the period – a 31.1 per cent decline in shipments and a decrease of 16.4 per cent in revenue compared to the same quarter last year. The ‘other’ CPU category, which is primarily mainframes, showed a decline of 17 per cent in terms of revenue,” Mr Hewitt said.
From the regional standpoint, North America grew the most in shipments with a 7.4 per cent increase. The region also posted the highest vendor revenue growth at 1.1 per cent for the period.
Four of the top five global vendors had revenue decreases for the third quarter of 2012. Dell was the only vendor among the top five to have its revenue increase in the third quarter. IBM had the lead for the quarter in the worldwide server market based on revenue (see Table 1)–the company posted $3.5 billion in server vendor revenue for a total share of 27.6 per cent. IBM’s revenue was down 9.5 per cent year-on-year. Most of IBM’s revenue contribution came from its Power Systems brand with some contribution by System x as well.
Worldwide: Server Vendor Revenue Estimates, 3Q12 (US Dollars)
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