Well - what do we have here? IBM establishing the x86 market is what... Even before the launch of the eX5 architecture. We are really positioned well now... Great work team!
X86 server sales are the highest since 2008 and IBM is the frontrunner. This shouldn't come as a surprise as IBM has been dedicated to manufacturing the most cost efficient, manageable servers on the market. Coupled with the release of the new ex5 portfolio, the future looks great for International Business Machines. Techeye.net reports on fourth quarter figures from 2009:
" The market for X86 servers soared in the fourth quarter after a long period in the doldrums, said IDC.
Its latest figures showed that volume server sales rose by 9.9 percent year on year, while midrange servers showed a year on year decline of 5.3 percent. At the high end, factory revenue declines by 23.6 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. IDC said: "This is the first time since Q3 2008 that all three server segments have not experienced a year over year revenue decline in the same quarter, offering further evidence that a recovery is underway."
IBM holds the number one share worldwide with 35.4 percent share in Q4 2009. Demand for X86 servers increased while the System Z mainframe system declined."