IDC: Sun Leads in UNIX Server Shipments

According to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Q3CY00 Server Tracker Report, Sun registered 48 percent market share of the worldwide UNIX server shipments -- shipping more than three times as many servers as HP, nearly four times as many as Compaq and almost five times that of IBM. Sun has been named the number one vendor in total UNIX server shipments for a record 14th consecutive quarter. Sun also continued its leadership in worldwide UNIX server revenue with 39 percent marketshare - HP, IBM and Compaq posted 23 percent, 16 percent and nine percent respectively.

The total UNIX server market recorded substantial growth in both revenue and units -- 20 percent. This is a testament to Sun's success in the market as Sun posted stellar growth year over year -- beating all vendors with 100 percent growth in shipments and 63 percent growth in revenue.

In the worldwide total server market, Sun posted 109 percent quarter-to-quarter growth in units shipped; Dell grew 31 percent, IBM grew 30 percent, Compaq 15 percent, HP managed four percent growth. In revenue, Sun jumped to second on 43 percent growth.

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