The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Monday announced that the company outgrew the overall server market and all tracked competitors in server unit volume growth according to the recently-released 2Q03 Worldwide Server Database by Gartner Dataquest "preliminary" report. The Gartner Dataquest preliminary report focuses exclusively on UNIT shipments (no revenue) for all operating systems (OS) and for worldwide x86 32-bit servers.
The report showed Sun's year-to-year server volume growth at 35.5 percent (in all OS), which outpaced all other tracked vendors and topped the 24.6 percent all OS growth rate for the overall market.
In x86 systems, Sun had a whopping 109.4 percent UNIT shipment growth year-over-year and 45.6 percent growth quarter-to-quarter. Both were the largest increases of any vendor. "To complement Sun’s global x86 growth, we’ve just introduced to the Middle East market the new 4-way Opteron Sun Fire V40z server, which will be showcased for regional decision-makers at the upcoming GITEX exhibition,” said Mehmet Iyimen, Managing Director of Sun Microsystems MENA.
“The unit growth of Sun’s server sales around the MENA region remains robust, and by increasing our server marketshare, we’re also enhancing the leadership of the Solaris operating system software and our Sun Java Enterprise System software. Both our customers and the ISV community are showing tremendous interest deploying in Sun servers,” Iyimen added. (menareport.com)
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