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The server racket returned to something resembling normalcy in the third quarter, according to the box counters at IT market-watcher Gartner. The company reckons that global server revenues in Q3 rose by 15.3 per cent to $12.29bn, while the number of machines kicked out of the world's server factories rose by 14.2 per cent to …

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Courtesy of FO:NV

Big iron on his hip!

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Unix

Why no a breakdown by OS, as well as these OS/architecture combinations ? Show us the numbers for Unix, Unix/Linux combo, FOSS vs other, blade vs rack, even real vs virtual.

As shown this story will interest IC manufacturers but not so much the general IT industry.

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Re: Unix

It's virtually (see what I did there?) impossible to determine the OS load without directly polling the people implementing them. After all, if I go shopping for Proliants tomorrow, I'll stick XenServer on them. Does that put them in the Linux bucket (it's based on CentOS after all), or should I count up each instance on Windows / CentOS that's running virtually? And what if I'm not actually adding new VMs but just doing a hardware refresh or increasing headroom?

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