Sun Microsystems was the dominant vendor in the RISC/UNIXR server
segment in the Asia South market, garnering more than half the total
market in unit shipment and revenue terms in the third quarter.
According to International Data Corp.'s Q3 2002 Enterprise Server
Tracker Report, Sun's revenue market share was more than twice the
share of its closest competitor this past quarter.
IDC reported that Sun's revenue market share in the region
rose to 54.6 percent in Q3 calendar year 2002, a 17 percentage-point increase
compared to Q3 2001. In comparison to the previous quarter, Sun
recorded almost 10 percentage points increase in revenue market share.
The achievement follows five consecutive quarters of increases during
which Sun's revenue market share increased from 37.2 percent in Q2 2001
to 54.6 percent in Q3 2002.
In unit-shipment terms, Sun's market share of 73.3 percent is nothing
short of commanding. These results are indicative of Sun's continued
leadership in the RISC/UNIX server market in ASEAN and India.
The ASEAN & India region (Asia South) comprises six countries --
Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Sun leads the RISC/UNIX server segment in five out of the six countries
in the region in Q3 2002.
"Sun had an outstanding start to its new fiscal year," said Rajnish
Arora, senior program manager, enterprise servers and workstations, IDC
Asia/Pacific. "Although key wins in the telecom segment dominated its
success, Sun experienced significant success in the finance,
manufacturing and government segments across most markets in the
"From Sun's growing market shares in this region, it's obvious that
customers are choosing UNIX systems, and more importantly, Sun's award-winning
SolarisTM Operating Environment (Solaris OE) (SPARCR Platform Edition) platform. These
results are especially encouraging in view of the current challenging
economic climate," said Lionel Lim, vice president and managing
director, Sun Microsystems, Asia South. "Large enterprises are
choosing our Sun FireTM servers to power their mission-critical data
centers. This sets the stage for the implementation of our N1 (Network
1) architecture which will virtualize the resources of a data center,
including network, compute and storage elements, into a single system
of resources for simpler management, better efficiency and flexibility.
In other words reducing costs and improving business agility," he
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