IBM First in Server Sales According to Gartner Report

IBM regained

the No. 1 position in servers in the fourth quarter of 2010, capturing 35.5

percent share of worldwide server revenue, a new report from Gartner


In the hotly

contested server market, IBM outperformed key competitors in the quarter,

growing revenue by 26 percent and gaining 2.8 points of market share, according

to Gartner.

The Gartner

report also found that IBM was No. 1 in the market for UNIX servers, with

nearly 42 percent market share in the fourth quarter.  IBM grew UNIX

revenue by 9.9 percent, according to Gartner.

IBM ended the

year with $5.2 billion in server revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010,

accounting for 35.5 percent of worldwide server revenue. The company had server

revenue of $4.1 billion, or 32.7 percent market share, in the fourth quarter of


IBM’s growth

was fueled by its System z and System x product lines.

For more, read the eWeek article: Gartner: IBM Regains Top Spot in Server Market.

CIO Insight Staff
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