IBM Extends Server Market Sales Lead With 7 Point Share Gain

IBM Accounts for 30.3 Percent of Overall Server Market Revenue; Posts Increases in Intel Processor-Based Systems

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ARMONK, NY - 20 Nov 2001: IBM's share of worldwide server revenue climbed seven points year over year to 30.3 percent in the third quarter, extending the company's leadership position as the world's number one server vendor, according to a new report from Gartner Dataquest.

According to Gartner Dataquest's third quarter worldwide server market database, IBM was the only one of the top four Intel processor-based server vendors to gain revenue share in worldwide sales of Intel servers in consecutive quarters (2Q01 to 3Q01). This is a direct result of IBM's aggressive push of its eServer[1] xSeries[2] systems. IBM's share of sales for these servers increased from 13.7 percent in the second quarter of 2001 to 14.6 percent in the third quarter of 2001, Gartner said.

In UNIX[3] server sales, IBM eServer pSeries gained 3.7 points of revenue share year over year, from 16.8 to 20.5 percent, according to Gartner Dataquest.

"IBM's leadership is a direct result of our ability to provide servers that meet the complete spectrum of business requirements, while competitors attempt to shoehorn customers into one-size-fits-all solutions," said Jim Gargan, vice president & business line executive,
IBM eServer. "We will continue to provide servers with industry-leading performance, reliability and scalability, allowing our customers to gain valuable competitive advantages."

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[1] The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it.

[2] xSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All others are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

[3]UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries licensed exclusively through The Open Group.