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March 5, 2010

Asia Pacific Q4 server revenue up 9.1% to $2.07bn, says Gartner

IBM gains top spot with 40.5% market share

By CBR Staff Writer

Asia Pacific server shipments grew 19.6% to 417,531 units for the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to the same period last year, while Asia Pacific server revenue for the same period increased 9.1% to $2.07bn, according to a study by IT research and advisory firm Gartner.

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

IBM held the highest market share in revenue with 40.5%, a lead of 7.7% over second-place HP. IBM server vendor revenue increased 5.8% to $839.5m, compared to same quarter last year. Dell gained the third spot with a market share of 10.9%, followed by Sun Microsystems and Lenovo with market share 6.6% and 1.7%, respectively.

In server shipments, HP retained the top spot with a market share of 30.6% in the forth quarter of 2009. HP server shipments increased 15.9% to 127,610, compared to same period last year. Dell held the second spot with 22.3% market share, followed by IBM and Lenovo with 19.7% and 5.2% share, respectively, Gartner said.

For full year 2009, Asia Pacific server shipments declined 3.8%, compared to 2008, while 2009 server revenue declined 6.2% versus 2008.

Erica Gadjuli, principal research analyst at Gartner, said: “In the Greater China region, Hong Kong and Taiwan came out strongly this quarter, thanks to the restoration of business confidence there. Likewise, server revenue in Australia and Singapore also saw a rebound in the fourth quarter, thanks to active spending by the public sector. Server consolidation in major sectors such as financial services and telecommunication continued to be key driver for IT spending in China.”

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