Sun leads in Unix server market in Q2: IDC

By : |October 30, 1999 0

BANGALORE: Sun Microsystems Inc. continues to lead the UNIX server market in second-quarter in terms of revenues and shipments, according to the Q2CY99 Server Tracker report recently issued by International Data Corporation (IDC). In total server revenues, Sun moved past HP in addition to registering growth rates of 25 per cent and 34 per cent for revenue and shipments, respectively.

In the second quarter of 1999, Sun captured 32 per cent and 31 per cent market share in factory revenue and shipments, respectively. “We’ve consistently proven ourselves to be the undisputed leader in the UNIX server market,” said Sun vice president and general manager of Enterprise Desktops and Server Systems John Shoemaker.

The high end of the Sun Enterprise line, led by the Enterprise 10000 server, continued to ship more units than the high-end servers of any competitor. In total server market share, Sun’s high-end line grabbed 10 per cent and 27 per cent of industry revenue and shipments, respectively. In the UNIX high-end, Sun took a lead of the market, with 45 per cent and 70 per cent market share in revenue and shipments, respectively, as well as showing 12 percent growth year-over-year for revenue and 104 per cent for shipments. Sun grabbed substantial market share from its competitors in this category, gaining 10 and 27 percentage points in revenue and shipments, respectively, from Q2CY98.

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