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Latin America server shipments up 18.6% in Q2

Latin America server shipments up 18.6% in Q2

Latin America server shipments for the second quarter of 2007 rose 18.6 percent over the same quarter last year, while Latin America server revenue for the same period climbed 16.7 percent, according to a market intelligence company.
Latin America server revenue totaled $483 million for the quarter, as worldwide servers shipments reached 73,513 units, Gartner, Inc. said.
"The Latin America region showed strong double digit growth in both server units and revenue. Clearly the x86 server segment was the driving force behind this growth, with x86 server units and revenue increasing 20.3 and 21.6 percent over the same quarter last year," said Lillian Alvarado, principal research analyst at Gartner.
"Economic growth in the region, and stronger ties with the global economy have made it almost mandatory to adopt high standards in IT, which encourages businesses to invest in server infrastructure."
The region saw shipments of RISC-Itanium Unix servers fall 19.5 percent, but revenue for this segment increased 10.3 percent as a result of a shift in product composition towards systems with higher configuration.
Hewlett-Packard's Superdome and rx8600/8620 servers helped boost revenue in this segment. IBM continued to lead the Latin America server market based on revenue. It had increases for the quarter in System i (30 percent), System x (three percent) and System z (two percent), while it experienced declines only in System p (down 16 percent) which combined to produce an overall revenue increase of 1.3 percent for the quarter. HP ranked second in revenue and grew 39 percent, increasing its revenue share by 4.5 percentage points.
HP experienced strong growth in its Proliant line (32 percent) and in its HP9000/Integrity line (60 percent).


Updated : 2021-04-18 20:44 GMT+08:00