IBM Tops in Server Market in Second Quarter of 2009

ARMONK, N.Y., (PresseBox) - Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDC reported today that IBM (NYSE: IBM) was the top server vendor in 2Q09 with 34.5 percent factory revenue share, outdistancing second-place HP which held 28.5 percent. 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.

IBM Deutschland GmbH

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