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IBM Takes the Top Position in Overall Server Revenue in People's Republic of China and India

IBM Claimed Leadership in Overall Servers for Two Key Emerging Economies Based on Second Quarter 2005 Customer Revenue

ARMONK, NY - 05 Oct 2005: IBM today announced that according to IDC, IBM is the leading server vendor in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and India, based on customer revenue for the second quarter of 2005.(1)

According to IDC, IBM gained revenue share in select key server areas during the second quarter of 2005 compared to 2Q04.(1) IBM held the top position in Unix server revenue in the PRC in 2Q05, growing 7.0 points year-to-year. In India, IBM grew its Unix server revenue 142 percent, year-to-year.

According to IDC, in the second quarter of 2005:

IBM also achieved growth in the competitive storage market in India, according to IDC. In a market that grew 22.0 percent year to year, IDC reports that IBM India grew its total disk storage customer revenue 92.3 percent, the largest growth of the top three vendors in the area.(2)

"IBM's investments in the emerging areas of the People's Republic of China and India are paying off," said Maureen McGuire, vice president of strategy, IBM Systems and Technology Group. "Today, customers are turning to IBM in these fast-growing economies because of our ability to supply them with highly competitive products and services as well as on demand computing solutions."

Contact(s) information

Colleen Haikes
IBM Media Relations
(415) 545-4003
chaikes@us.ibm.com

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