Blade Server Sales Slipping? Say It Isn't So!
x86-based blade server shipments fell 3 percent over last year, Gartner said. That translated into a 4.5 percent drop in revenue over the same time period.
Meanwhile, rack-optimized x86 server shipments rose 3.9 percent, while related revenue rose 2.4 percent.
This is a break form the recent past in which blade servers have been among the fastest-growing part of the business.
The increase in cloud computing and the rise in servers built specifically for large-scale Web services companies likely explain the slight fall in the blade server business.