We’ve long believed around here that the role of Apple products in IT is poised for significant growth, and this recent item in DigiTimes confirms some serious progress in the server realm. DigiTimes cites IDG numbers that show Apple has shipped 8700 servers in the first quarter of 2007, which represents a very impressive 73% growth in server shipments over the previous quarter and places Apple in the top ten list of server hardware providers.
As Mat Lu points out over on TUAW, that’s a strong report demonstrating that Apple is really “moving some iron.” Mat also asks an interesting question:
Since the Xserve are now able to run Linux on a par with other machines, it would be interesting to know how many of these machines are running Linux instead of OS X Server.
I’m curious too. How many of you out there are using Xserve boxes, and if you are, do you run Linux or OS X on it?