IBM #1 In Worldwide Server Market Revenue In 2000

IDC Report Says IBM Outsells Sun by 32 percent in 2000

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 14 Mar 2001: International Data Corporation (IDC) reported today that IBM is the number one server vendor worldwide for the year 2000, outselling rival Sun Microsystems by a 32 percent margin.

According to IDC's final year-end study of the server market, IBM had worldwide server revenue in 2000 of $13.6 billion compared to Sun with $10.3 billion. IBM's worldwide leadership over Sun also extended to server shipments, with IDC reporting that IBM shipped 608,118 servers in 2000, 77 percent more than Sun's of 343,803 shipments.

The new report also shows IBM passed UNIX server maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) for the first time in UNIX server market share in the fourth quarter of 2000, reflective of a record-breaking final quarter for IBM's combined server business that saw revenue grow 35 percent at year-to-year constant currency.*

Highlights from the IDC Year 2000 Overall Server Market Report:

Highlights from the 4Q analysis of IDC's Year 2000 Server Market report:

"The latest figures from IDC affirm IBM's worldwide server leadership and clearly indicate that the IBM eServer lineup is appealing to more customers than ever before," said Mark Shearer, vice president of marketing, IBM eServer. "Customers worldwide are increasingly turning toward open, flexible IBM eServer systems to build out their e-business infrastructures."

IBM's worldwide server leadership in 2000 was strengthened by a record-breaking fourth quarter that saw IBM server revenue increase 35 percent year-to-year at constant currency, the largest quarterly revenue gain in the history of IBM's combined server business.

Also contributing to IBM's 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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* IBM 4Q2000 Financial Results.

* Includes systems based on UNIX®, Microsoft Windows NT and all other operating systems

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