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December 1, 2010

Asia Pacific Q3 server revenue up 25.7% to $2.2bn, says Gartner

IBM maintains top spot with 43.1% market share

By CBR Staff Writer

Asia Pacific server shipments grew 13.4% to 417,876 units for the third quarter of 2010, compared to the same period last year, while Asia Pacific server revenue for the same period increased 25.7% to $2.2bn, according to a study by IT research and advisory firm Gartner.

Of the top five global vendors, IBM and Dawning grew in revenue for the quarter while HP, Dell, and Oracle posted declines.

IBM held the highest market share in revenue with 43.1%, a lead of 2.6% over second-place HP, and its server vendor revenue increased 34% to $928.4m, compared to $694m for same quarter last year.

Dell gained the third spot with a market share of 11.7%, followed by Oracle and Dawning with market share 6.0% and 1.6%, respectively.

In server shipments, HP retained the top spot with a market share of 29.7% in the third quarter of 2010 with a year-over-year growth of 11.7% to 124,211 units shipped.

Dell held the second spot with 22.3% market share, followed by IBM and Lenovo with 22.2% and 5.4% share, respectively, Gartner said.

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Gartner principal research analyst Erica Gadjuli said Asia Pacific registered as the third strongest region in vendor revenue growth after Eastern Europe and Latin American in third quarter 2010.

"Investment in mainframes helped to drive robust revenue growth in Asia Pacific during the period along with continued strength in the x86 segment, which has consistently grown in double digits for four consecutive quarters," Gadjuli said.

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