Gitex to see tough competition in server market

DUBAI — Gitex 2005 will see tough competition among big names in the server market, as they battle for market share and revenues in this high-spending region, announced by the organisers of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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Published: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 10:39 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:49 PM

Helal Saeed Khalfan Al Marri, Director-General of DWTC, said: “With the server market enjoying nine consecutive quarters of growth, top industry players will be coming to Gitex to further promote their business."

"Key players will be focusing on the Dubai event to generate the necessary regional boost for this booming segment," he added.

Leading industry analyst IDC's worldwide quarterly Server Tracker report indicates that factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew at 5.6 per cent year over year to Dh44.81 billion ($12.2 billion) in the second quarter of 2005. This marks the ninth consecutive quarter of positive overall revenue growth.

Industry leaders including IBM, HP, Dell, Sun and Fujitsu or Siemens will be among those displaying the latest technological advancements and top of the range products.

For second quarter 2005, Linux servers posted their 12th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with year-over-year revenue growth of 45.1 per cent and unit shipments up 32.1 per cent. Microsoft Windows servers showed strong growth, as revenues grew 14.3 per cent and unit shipments grew 10.9 per cent year over year, the IDC report adds. With IT spend in the region expected to increase substantially in the coming months, businesses will be looking to maximise their investment in infrastructure to better handle business-processing workloads.

Gitex 2005 will take place from September 25 to 29, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Last year the event featured 939 exhibitors who represented more than 2,428 companies from 41 countries.

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