Q4 Server Sales Rise As Massive Market Leader Shift Takes Place

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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.

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