IBM Server Market Share and Revenue Rise Sharply in U.S. Says New Report

IBM is Top U.S. Server Vendor; Gaining 6.7 Share Points

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 21 May 2001: IBM's share of the U.S. server market rose 6.7 points in the first quarter of 2001 (Q101) compared to Q100, according to a new independent Dataquest report, making IBM the U.S. server market leader for the second consecutive quarter.

IBM, the number one server vendor worldwide, also outgrew its closest server rival by a large margin in U.S. total server revenue, growing at a year to year rate of 21 percent in the first quarter of 2001. The Dataquest report to be issued next week reflects total server unit shipments and vendor revenue for each of the regions of the world in Q101.

"The latest figures from Dataquest demonstrate IBM's server leadership in the United States and throughout the world and continue to indicate that the IBM eServer lineup is winning in the marketplace," said Mark Shearer, vice president of marketing, IBM eServer. "Open, flexible IBM eServer systems are the servers of choice for customers building today's e-business infrastructures."

The Dataquest numbers also demonstrate IBM's strong UNIX server performance in both the United States and Europe. According to DataQuest, IBM gained 5.4 share points in the UNIX server market segment in the U.S., in Q101 compared to Q100, more than twice the share gain of its nearest UNIX rival in vendor revenue terms. The report also shows that IBM's U.S. UNIX server revenue share rose to 21.3 percent in Q01, up from 15.9 percent in Q100. In Europe, IBM's UNIX end-user revenue growth in Q101 compared to Q100 was double that of its nearest UNIX rival, according to Dataquest, with IBM rising 34 percent.

A major factor in IBM's server revenue growth and top ranking was the company's introduction in October, 2000 of IBM eServer, a new generation of servers featuring mainframe-class reliability and scalability, broad support of open standards for the development of new applications, and capacity on demand for managing the unprecedented demands of e-business. IBM's eServer line provides flexibility to help customers build and manage e-business infrastructures affordably and effectively.

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(a) Includes systems based on UNIX(R), Microsoft Windows NT and all other operating systems.

For information on Dataquest's Q101 Server Market Report, contact Gartner Dataquest.

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