Sun Delivers Sixth Straight Qtr of Server Revenue Growth, According to IDC

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."



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