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Google, Facebook's hunger for servers drives market

Mikael Ricknäs | Dec. 4, 2014
The increasing need for real-time analytics has helped buoy server sales to enterprises in a weak global economy, but most of the growth during the third quarter came from Web giants that are building their own hardware.

But HP's share of shipments and revenue slipped. Meanwhile, shipments from "other vendors" rose 8.1 percent year over year to 2.5 million, while revenue increased 11.9 percent to $3.4 billion.

Overall server revenue during the third quarter was US$12.6 billion and 2.5 million servers where shipped.

 

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