The amount of money vendors made by selling servers dropped worldwide in the last financial quarter, according to research by analyst company Gartner.
Unit shipments increased 4.4% to 2.3 million during the quarter, but they were concentrated in the low-cost server bracket meaning the revenues fell by 5.4% year on year to $12.7 billion.
“The spectre of constrained economies and tightened credit was felt in the revenue area," explained Gartner analyst Jeffrey Hewitt.
IBM topped the market share stakes, with a 30.3% share, shortly followed by HP with 29.8%. All of the top five vendors saw server revenues drop in the quarter, with Sun Microsystems falling the furthest (13.7%).
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