IBM performs in server market

Company named top server vendor in Q2 2009

IDC reported today that IBM was the top server vendor in the second quarter of 2009 with 34.5 percent factory revenue share. IBM gained 1.8 points of share in the quarter.

Highlights for IBM included:

In the Unix segment for 2Q09, IBM gained over seven points of factory revenue share from a year ago and held 41.4 percent of the market.

Sun lost 4.4 share points and fell to 27.3 percent, while HP dropped 1.6 points to 24.8 percent.

In the x86 market, IBM showed the strongest performance in the second quarter, with a 1.4 point increase in factory revenue share from a year ago.

In Blades, IBM also posted the strongest gain in terms of factory revenue — 3.8 points of share gain, while HP lost 3.3 points of share.

IBM continued to lead the market for servers costing more than $500,000, holding 60.4 percent factory revenue share with its System z mainframe.

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IBM performs in server market