December 7, 2004

Linux Server Adoption Broadens, Dual-Processor Systems Becoming Predominant Form-Factor, According t

End-user adoption of Linux servers for enterprise workloads, hosting ISV applications and databases, is on the rise, fueling a transition in the marketplace. The annual growth rate of Linux server unit shipments has been increasing over the past three years from 15% in 2Q01 to 40% in 2Q04. Given this rapid adoption, the mix of form-factors for these Linux servers has been changing over time, with the result that dual-processor systems are the predominant form-factor, followed by uniprocessors and four-processor systems. A new IDC Insight study provides data about this trend, and shows the market dynamics, by form-factor segment, within the Linux server market space.



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