Middle East server market worth US$340m

Value of local server sales revealed as MEA region shows improved performance

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Middle East server market worth US$340m Server sales in the Middle East and Africa are recovering faster than those in other parts of the EMEA region. (Getty Images)
By  Andrew Seymour Published  December 6, 2009

The value of the server market in the Middle East and Africa reached almost US$340m last quarter, giving the industry fresh hope that customers are finally beginning to spend on hardware again.

The Middle East and Africa has now had a double-digit share of the wider EMEA market for three successive quarters, illustrating its growing significance in a theatre that tends to be won and lost by what happens in Western Europe.

Data from IDC shows that the Middle East and Africa equated to exactly 11.7% - or US$339.3m - of revenues generated in the EMEA market during the third quarter.

IDC suggests the Middle East and Africa remains in better shape than Central and Eastern Europe (CEMA) - long seen as the other emerging sub-region in EMEA - which has found it harder to overcome the financial crisis.

"The figures confirm that market demand is growing in the Middle East and Africa while Central and Eastern Europe is taking longer to recover," said IDC.

The x86 market was behind much of the quarterly growth during Q3, with industry standard servers accounting for 44% of all systems sales in MEA, according to IDC.

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