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HP Leads Server Revenue and Shipments in EMEA for Third Quarter of 2009

December 10, 2009

HP Leads Server Revenue and Shipments in EMEA for Third Quarter of 2009

HP strengthens position worldwide as customers upgrade aging infrastructures to drive performance advantages and cut energy costs

HP recently announced it secured No. 1 server position in revenue and total units shipped in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region (1). HP also held the top spot for total server units shipped worldwide, according to third quarter calendar year 2009 figures released by IDC.

HP showed significant strength in the South African market with 40.9 percent total server unit shipments and 33.2percent revenue share, almost twice the unit volume of the nearest competitor.

HP outpaced the market, most of whom saw declines in EMEA, with 2.6 percentage points share gain year over year in total unit shipments in the region. Further, HP leadership in x86 server revenue for the third quarter in EMEA reached 50.3 percent, more than the next three competitors combined.

HP held on to the No. 1 spot in total server units shipped worldwide with 36.5 percent share. HP is also No.1 in combined UNIX®-Windows®-Linux units and revenue. This represents 99.3 percent of all servers shipped and 84.7 percent of all server revenue. Overall, HP ships more than one out of every three servers in the world.

HP expanded its worldwide leadership in the following:

•    Growth in the UNIX market, taking the No.2 revenue position this quarter from Sun Microsystems with 29.2 percent market share as more customers migrate from Solaris to HP-UX. HP also holds the No.2 position for total UNIX unit shipments.
•    No. 1 in x86 servers, with 36.9 percent share in units and 37.7 percent share in revenue. HP ProLiant has been No.1 in x86 server unit shipments for 53 consecutive quarters(2). HP is currently celebrating 20 years of x86 server innovation and leadership.
•    HP BladeSystem has maintained the No. 1 position, leading the blade server market in both units and revenue, with 47.7 percent and 50.7 percent share respectively.