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Datamine November 30th 2005

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Analyst Docs: 2.4%: Percentage by which servers grew in

EMEA in Q2 2005, taking the factory revenue to $4 bn. This is the slowest growth

rate recorded in nine consecutive quarters of positive revenue growth-IDC

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23.9 bn: As a whole, the US server market is estimated to

reach $23.9 bn by 2009, with a 4.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the

next five years-IDC

67.1%: the growth in blade server shipments in Q2 2005 on

a y-o-y basis, while factory revenue gained 87.9% y-o-y-IDC

88%: Intel's server CPU market share in Q2 2005. AMD

saw its share of the x86 server processor market grow 51% in Q2 2005, from 7.4%

to 11.2%- Mercury Research

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17,61,000: Number of servers sold in Q2 2005-Gartner

25%: Anticipated percentage of blade servers to be sold

in Europe in 2009. In revenue terms, server blades are forecast to account for

$1.7 bn of vendor revenue in 2009, representing a CAGR of 40.4% through the

forecast period. -IDC

$5.2 bn: Linux server revenues in Q4 2004. IBM regained

the lead in Unix servers worldwide with 36.3% share in terms of factory revenue.

HP took the number two spot with 27.6% market share and Sun had 25.3% market

share, based on factory revenue. Overall, Linux server revenue grew 35.6% y-o-y,

while unit shipments grew 29.1% y-o-y. Here HP led the market with 26% revenue

share, followed by IBM and Dell with 23.5% and 15.8% share respectively. -IDC

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Focus: Virtual Servers



A virtual server is a fully functioning Web server that resides within the

same physical location of a true Web server. Multiple virtual servers can reside

on a single Web Server. With the help of software, the server is split and

apportioned to different customers. From the customer standpoint, it will 'feel'

as if they have the server to themselves, by having limited, but guaranteed

sources to use.

$15 bn: Spending on virtual servers by 2009, according to

IDC. Customers are rapidly adopting virtualized servers-partitioning smaller

2-4 way x86 systems using software developed specifically for the volume server

space-in an attempt to contain costs, leverage existing IT resources, and

seamlessly handle growing workloads

Top

Web Servers by Active Sites

Developer

June 2005

Percent

July 2005

Percent

Change

Apache

2,06,80,650

69.98

21,313,596

69.81

-0.17

Microsoft

67,08,549

22.70

69,59,561

22.80

0.10

Zeus

2,19,798

0.74

2,38,881

0.78

0.04

Sun

2,20,726

0.75

2,26,001

0.74

-0.01

Source: NetCraft

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46%: The percentage of new servers purchased in 2006 that

will be virtualized, as per IDC estimates. According to estimates more than

three-quarter of all companies with 500-plus employees are deploying virtual

servers.

India accounted for 8% Asia-Pacific server revenues



According to Gartner, Asia-Pacific server revenues in the first half of 2005

grew 12.9% compared to the first half of 2004. In the second quarter alone, the

growth of server revenue was reported at 15.8% y-o-y.

India's Server revenues up 30%, Tops in ASEAN region

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India's server market revenue grew 30% year-on-year, during the

second quarter of this year, and continues to be the largest in the ASEAN

region, according to a research report by Gartner.

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Worldwide Server Vendors in Q2 2005

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

Vendor

Revenue

Share(%)

Revenue

Share(%)

YTY Growth

IBM

$3,892

31.9

$3,738

32.4

4.1%

Hewlett-Packard

$3,480

28.5

$3,121

27.0

11.5%

Sun Microsystems

$1,372

11.3

$1,448

12.5

-5.3%

Dell

$1,285

10.5

$1,051

9.1

22.3%

Fujitsu Siemens

$300

2.5

$269

2.4

11.5%

Others

$1,863

15.3

$1,917

16.6

4.1%

All Vendors

$12,193

100.0%

$11,544

100.0%

5.6%

Worldwide server shipments in

Q2 2005. IBM, HP and Sun were the top worldwide vendors, while Dell,

HP and Fujitsu Siemens had the highest growth.

Source: IDC

"Its healthy economic conditions were reflected in

increasing business confidence and foreign investment during the quarter,"

says Gartner in report on the server market for the first half of the current

fiscal..

Server demand was the strongest in banking, finance,

manufacturing and services sectors, with the public sector also active, the

report says.

However, in the Asia-Pacific region, India is well behind China,

Korea and Australia, the three countries together contributing 67% of the total

APAC server revenues the report adds.

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