For the third straight year, Sun is the leader in unit shipments of
non-x86 UNIXR servers in Hong Kong. Last quarter, the company led the
market with more than 48 percent of the market. Internationally, Sun
has significantly grown its worldwide UNIX server market share, taking
the number one spot in terms of unit shipments. The company tied for
first place in factory revenue according to IDC's new Worldwide
Quarterly Server Tracker report.
The new IDC report shows Sun gaining sequential revenue market share,
in terms of unit shipments, on its top three UNIX server competitors.
The gains were due in part to the company's new product introductions,
from the volume Sun FireTM V120 server system to the Sun FireTM
V1280 server, which are part of a comprehensive systems portfolio. The
report compared the fourth quarter of 2002 to the first quarter 2003.
Sun gained revenue market share in all three UNIX server segments that
IDC tracks. This is according to IDC's new server taxonomy: volume
(US$0-25K), midrange enterprise (US$25-500K) and high-end enterprise
(over US$500K). As a result, Sun's worldwide UNIX server unit market
share is currently higher than its top three competitors combined. Sun
also gained UNIX revenue and unit shipment market share in both the
U.S. and APAC (Asia/Pacific except Japan).
"Despite challenging economic conditions worldwide, and the impact of
the SARS outbreak on the Hong Kong economy, customers continue to
choose Sun over solutions from competitors in the local market," said
Danny Tam, Hong Kong general manager of Sun. "From my observation in
the IDC reports, our competitors are experiencing ups and downs whereas
we are consistently gaining market share, showing growth quarter by
Sun hopes that the new study demonstrates that the company is
delivering open products with tangible value to customers.
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