Server Revenue, Shipments Up Slightly As Business Shifts From IBM To Lenovo
Both IDC and Gartner this week reported worldwide fourth-quarter 2014 server sales. While both total server shipments and total server revenue showed small growth for the quarter over the fourth quarter of 2013, the numbers hid a couple of interesting dynamics in the server industry.
The biggest change in the fourth-quarter 2014 server business was IBM's divestiture of its x86 server business to China's Lenovo, resulting in a massive shift of server market share to Lenovo while not totally impacting total sales.
Here's a look behind the server numbers and how the business fared in the fourth quarter of 2014.