Server sales grew 22.2% in 3Q10 - IDC

Friday, January 28, 2011

Revenues for the Brazilian server market in the third quarter of 2010 exceeded those in 3Q09 by 22.2% in US dollar terms, IT consultancy IDC Latin America announced in a statement.

By units sold, the industry outpaced the prior-year period by 32.5% in 3Q10, IDC added.

Sales of servers based in X86 architecture, for which revenues rose 47.9% year-on-year in 3Q10, helped drive overall growth, according to IDC analyst Alexandre Vargas. Reduced instruction set computing (RISC) and complex instruction set computing (CISC) servers proved particularly lucrative, with sales increasing in value 39.5% and 12.4%, respectively, from 3Q09 to 3Q10.

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The financial sector pushed server revenues above all other verticals in 3Q10, Vargas said. Data centers, with the adoption of cloud computing solutions, also factored significantly into overall growth, a trend IDC expects to continue.

IDC intends to release aggregate 2010 results for servers in March 2011.