IDC: Windows Server dominates server revenue for Q4 2010

microsoft_windows_server_systemMany still believe Microsoft is just about desktops, but Microsoft has been quietly winning market share in the server market also, despite the competition from the Unix-based operating systems.

IDC reports Windows Server has increased its market share by revenue to 42.1%, , far ahead of its nearest rival, Unix, at 25.6% and Linux at 17%.

IDC notes that Microsoft Windows server demand was positively impacted by the x86 server market refresh as hardware revenue increased 16.8% year over year.

Windows servers generated Quarterly revenue of $6.3 billion for represented 42.1% of overall quarterly factory revenue from the shipment of 1.5 million servers, the highest quarterly total ever reported for Windows servers.

Read more at IDC here.