Gartner says virtualization is impacting server sales

Quoting from InfoWorld:

Gartner’s latest report on servers, released Tuesday, shows that worldwide sales grew by 4.4 percent, based on revenue, to just over $13 billion, and 9.1 percent by unit volume, to 2 billion servers. In the second quarter, sales rose 2.5 percent by revenue and 12.8 percent by unit volume.

“We have seen double-digit growth in the past,” said Jeff Hewitt, research director for Gartner. “Server sales are still growing, but because of virtualization, customers don’t have to buy as many servers.”…

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