IBM Is Number One Server Vendor by Revenue in 2Q07, Says Analyst Report

With 31 Percent of Server Marketplace, IBM Sees Growth in x86, UNIX and System z Servers; Report Cites Virtualization and Refresh Cycle Driving Growth

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ARMONK, NY - 23 Aug 2007: Riding a wave of virtualization and server refreshes, IBM (NYSE: IBM) was the number one server vendor in the second quarter, posting growth in x86, UNIX and System z servers, analyst firm IDC said today.

According to IDC, IBM had a 31 percent share of overall servers in the quarter, increasing year-to-year revenue 17 percent in x86 servers, seven percent in System p UNIX and four percent in the System z servers.

"IDC's statistics indicate that IBM's server strategy is resonating with customers," said Rich Lechner, vice president, IBM virtualization, "whether they're consolidating applications onto our incredibly fast POWER6-based servers, re-hosting Linux applications onto System z, or virtualizing resources on System x."

He continued: "IBM's recent announcement of Project Big Green exemplifies our leadership in solving customers' most pressing technology challenges. IBM has mobilized resources across the company in an effort to dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in IT and help customers combat the data center energy crisis.

"IBM's virtualization leadership is vital in our effort to help customers slash energy costs," he said.