The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker latest data revealed that factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 15.3% year over year to $15.0 billion in the 4Q10. Worldwide server shipments increased 6.1% to 2.1 million units in 4Q10 when compared with 4Q09. For the full year 2010, worldwide server revenue increased 11.4% to $48.1 billion when compared to 2009, while worldwide unit shipments increased 15.3% to 7.6 million units.
The fast-rising star in the server OS space was IBM's z/OS mainframe operating system, IDC reported. A year ago, IDC didn't break out z/OS's share by revenue, but in the last quarter of 2010, that number was 11.3%.
Here're the IDC breakouts:
Server OS share (by percentage of revenue) for Q410
Server OS share (by percentage of revenue) for Q409
z/OS (not available)
x86 Industry Standard Server Market Dynamics
HP led the market with 38.5% revenue share, Dell retained #2/21.1%, IBM #3/19.0%, Fujitsu and Sun held 3.5% and 2.8% share respectively.
Bladed Server Market Shows Strong Shipment and Revenue Growth
Overall, bladed servers -- including x86, EPIC, and RISC blades -- accounted for $2.0 billion in 4Q10 representing 13.4% of quarterly server market revenue. HP maintained #1 spot with 53.4% revenue share, IBM #2 with 28.1%.