This IDC study provides our server market share based on the server taxonomy that was updated in 1Q14. Specifically, this study presents the latest annual worldwide and U.S. views based on actual data through year-end 2013. Worldwide server market declined 4.4% in factory revenue from $52.0 billion in 2012 to $49.7 billion in 2013.
"The overall trend of the server market is positive, but server virtualization and consolidation are having an overall dampening effect on market growth," said Lloyd Cohen, research director of IDC's Enterprise Platforms group. "Users are looking for an IT solution that not only provides a lower total cost of ownership but less complexity, a solution that is not easy to obtain."
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