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Australia Server Market Breaks Through the US $Billion Mark in 2007, according to IDC

  • 28 April, 2008 15:45

<p>Sydney, 28 April 2008, IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Enterprise Server Tracker Q4 2007 results show that server spending in Australia during 2007 broke through the US billion dollar mark to US$1.001 billion. In 2007, the 17% increase in Australia’s server spending was the strongest annual growth since 1996.</p>
<p>Overall server spending registered strong growth despite the sluggish 2% growth in units underpinned by a spectacular 30.2% increase in high-end enterprise (US$500K+) server spending.</p>
<p>Although spending on high-end enterprise servers grew the fastest in 2007, the increase in spending on midrange enterprise and volume servers was equally healthy. The stellar demand for high-end enterprise servers was fuelled by customers from across vertical segments that include telecom, finance, government and retail.</p>
<p>“Virtualisation helped boost server revenue numbers in 2007 with richer configurations of servers being deployed to drive space, utilisation and energy efficiency,” says Matthew Oostveen, Research Manager of Asia/Pacific Enterprise Servers and Workstations Research at IDC. “Virtualisation was also one of the key underpinnings for the 40% increase in x86 blade server shipments in 2007.”</p>
<p>The Tracker results show that HP was the number one server vendor in Australia in terms of units shipped in 2007, followed by Dell. In terms of vendor revenue, IBM was the market leader in the Australian server market.</p>
<p>In the Asia/Pacific (ex. Japan) region, Australia ranked as the 3rd largest market for servers in terms of spending, behind the PRC and Korea.</p>
<p>For more information or an interview with the analyst, please contact Sally Taylor-Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager at IDC on +61 2 9925 2234 or e-mail</p>
<p>About IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Enterprise Server Tracker
IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Enterprise Server Tracker traces the volumes and competitive trends of the server market by country in APEJ. From this data IDC can predict the outlook for the server market in the next five years and which APEJ markets are growing the fastest by server operating systems and price bands. The tracker results also reveal the trends and dynamics of the server market in the end-user price bands ranging from less than US$25,000 to over US$1M. Using the tracker information, IDC can also determine the winning strategies of successful server vendors in each country and which industries are growing the fastest in server spending in APEJ.</p>
<p>To purchase IDC research, please contact Gary Clarke, Associate VP of Sales, IDC via e-mail or phone 02 9925 2226.</p>
<p>About IDC
IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting or</p>

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