Q1 Server Business Plummets: Key Findings From IDC


Unix Servers: Oh, The Pain

IDC estimated Unix server revenue declined 35.9 percent year-over-year to $1.4 billion, or about 12.6 percent of the total quarterly server revenue.

This was the seventh consecutive quarter of Unix server revenue decline, with all the major Unix server vendors experiencing a revenue drop compared to the first quarter of 2012.

Indeed, the drop in Unix server vendor was a major part of the drop in overall server vendor revenue by IBM, HP and Oracle. The drop for HP was amplified by the ugly legal battles between HP and Oracle over Oracle's decision to stop developing software for HP's Itanium servers.