Sun leads in the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) and UNIXR
server market worldwide. Sun has 55 percent marketshare in shipments,
totaling more than that of its nearest three competitors combined,
according to 3Q01 Dataquest numbers.
In the US market, Sun gained four percentage points in marketshare in
shipments and revenue sequentially from Q2CY01. In its third quarter of
volume shipping, the Sun FireTM Server line shipped 39 percent more
servers from the previous quarter and contributed a 22 percent revenue
Key to the market success of the Sun Fire servers are
features including Dynamic Reconfiguration, full hardware redundancy,
hot CPU upgrades and the ability to utilize the same boards all the
way from the Sun Fire 3800 Server to the Sun Fire 15K Server.
Over 17,000 NetraTM servers were shipped this quarter in the US. The
Netra product family gives Sun customers who value ruggedized,
reliable, rack-optimized servers a simple solution on a common system
architecture, offering an easy upgrade path and the ability
to scale to continually meet changing business requirements.
"On the high-end and midrange, Sun provides an alternative to IBM with
features typically only found in mainframes but at a fraction of the
cost," said John Shoemaker, executive vice president and general
manager, Computer Systems, Sun. "And on the low-end, our marketshare
results exemplify that customers are demanding an alternative to the
closed, proprietary and unreliable world of Wintel. Across the board,
our server line is the ultimate platform for driving down our
customers' total cost of ownership."
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