Growing EMEA Server Market Bodes Well For Huawei
The EMEA server market brought in revenue of £1.72 billion in the first quarter of 2014, new figures have revealed.
This is a £26 million increase from the same period of last year, figures from IDC have showed. The news bodes well for companies such as Huawei , a leading global provider of ICT solutions including servers, enterprise data storage and midrange data storage.
Specifically there was seen to be solid growth in two main areas of the server market. Firstly, rack-optimised servers saw a 2.8 per cent rise in revenue in the first three months of the year while the blade server market grew by five per cent.
Interestingly, the rise in revenue comes despite a decrease in the number of actual units being shipped. IDC attributes this trend to a rise in virtualisation and integrated systems.
The Chinese multinational company Huawei has recognised the way the server market is developing and stated that it “has a strategy to adapt to revolutionary changes that are taking place in the information industry”. As data demands grow and people look for more intelligent and cost-effective storage solutions, vendors must respond by coming up with innovative solutions.
This is reflected in the growth of the x86 server market. The revenue for this new generation architecture reached just over £1 billion in the first quarter of this year, which accounts for 81 per cent of the total value. These figures represent an increase of six points on the previous quarter and equal to that of Q1 2013.
Huawei is a leader in the provision of enterprise data storage .
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