By michelleparkinson on Aug 23, 2007
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for Q2CY07 is out this
morning. Their release is here.
The highlights for Sun, according to IDC data:
\*Sun posted its sixth straight quarter of factory revenue growth in the total server market and maintained its #3 position overall in part due to strong demand for its Sun Fire T1000/T2000 servers and x86 offerings
\*Propelled by Solaris, Sun holds the #1 position in the worldwide UNIX market, with 35.8% marketshare in revenue and 47.2% marketshare in shipments.
\*Sun broke into the top 5 in x86 server revenue with 50.9% revenue growth -- the highest among the top 5
\*Sun moved up into the #2 spot in midrange (all OS) server revenue with 26.1% marketshare.
\*Sun gained share Y/Y in Linux server revenue with 10.2% marketshare.
Here's what John Fowler, EVP, Sun Systems, pictured here at this week's Eco Innovation Launch, had to say:
"The combination of Solaris 10 and our fresh and exciting server portfolio is clearly solving the current customer problems of performance, power efficiency, and space, as evidenced by 6 quarters of growth and market share gains. We look forward to continuing this with many new exciting products in the coming quarters."