Sun #3 in x86 --"I Was As Surprised as Hell," Says Analyst
By michelleparkinson on Oct 04, 2007
For the second time in as many weeks, Sun's x64 systems are being
recognized. Last week it was The Register's Ashlee Vance
reporting on the launch of the Sun Fire X4450 and X4150, with the headline, "It's time to pay attention to Sun's x86 biz."
This week InternetNews' Dave Needle reports on the results of an Enterprise buyer survey conducted by Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG) -- in which Sun delivered a "strong third place showing" in x86 servers.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was the strong third place showing by Sun Microsystems, a relative newcomer to x86 servers. "We continue to be impressed by just how many customers have Sun x86 gear in their datacenters ... Even more surprising is how consistently Sun is ranked ahead of Dell on almost every survey criteria. This is pretty good progress for a vendor who has only been in the x86 server market for a few years and still offers a limited product line," the company said in its report.