I mentioned last week that we had been doing well with Blade Servers, but I also wanted to highlight that IBM is also the leader in overall server share, at least according to the Gartner group.
Originally posted at the Brightside of News:
Straight from the Gartner report [Gartner, Inc, "Servers Quarterly Statistics Worldwide: Database," by Errol Rasit et al, November 25, 2009]:
- IBM continued its momentum in x86 servers, with System x gaining 2.2 points of revenue share in 3Q 2009 compared to the third quarter of 2008, the third consecutive quarter of sustained revenue share growth.
- IBM gained 4.9 percent of x86 blade revenue share compared to 3Q08.
- In the UNIX segment, IBM added 4.5 percent of revenue share compared to 3Q08 and retained its lead for the fifth consecutive quarter with 40.9 percent. This was 11.6 percent higher than the second-place vendor in 3Q09.
As it has since 2002, IBM held the No. 1 position for servers priced above $250,000, with 56.4 percent revenue share in 3Q09.
As you can see, System X and Bladecenter are a big part of that momentum. Great job, team!