Q4 Server Sales Rise As Massive Market Leader Shift Takes Place

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Volume Server Sales Up, High-End Server Sales Plummet

IDC estimated revenue for the volume server business rose 4.9 percent to $10.8 billion, while midrange server sales rose 21.2 percent to $1.4 billion, in the fourth quarter compared to last year.

However, high-end server revenue fell 17.2 percent year over year to $2.3 billion because customers were waiting for a January refresh of IBM's z Systems mainframes to the z13, IDC said.

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