SINGAPORE--Despite the economic slowdown, the appliance server market in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) remains bullish, with revenues expected to hit $1.81 billion in 2005, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
In a report titled Asia Pacific Appliance Server Market Review and Forecast, IDC defines appliance servers as network-enabled devices designed to provide a single dedicated service such as Web caching, e-mail, file/print, Internet access, or pre-defined suite of services.
Last year, the total revenue was $221.9 million, while in the first quarter of 2001 it was $72.1 million. This was close to 32 percent of the total 2000 appliance server figure.
By year end, the revenue figure is expected to hit US$384.2 million and will grow further to US$546.7 million in 2002, said IDC Asia Pacific manager for Server and Workstation Research Rajish Arora. --Nawaz Marican, Special to ZDNet News