According to IDC’s Enterprise Server Tracker Report for Q3 2003, IBM registered the highest revenue share growth of 4.2%, amongst top server vendors in India, in the overall server market in the first nine months (Q1, Q2, &Q3) of 2003. In the non-x86 Unix server segment, IBM recorded the highest revenue market share growth at 6.9% in the first nine months of 2003, compared to the year-earlier period.
NetCraft December 2003 Web Server Survey results are in:
Servers in Use
|Market Share||No. of Servers
With .com domains
|Enterprise for NetWare||7,661||0.02%||2,133|
|Netscape FastTrack Server||6,448||0.01%||2,523|
IDC estimated that the chip, shortly to go into its third incarnation as the Madison processor, only shipped in 3,500 servers last year. That’s out of a total of 4,500,000 server systems shipped in 2003.
Growth: Server sales gre by 2% in Q3 2003 YTY. Worldwide server revenue, which includes the costs of server hardware, operating systems and initial storage shipments, reached US$10.8 billion, up from $10.6 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Top vendors: IBM, HP, Sun, Dell and Fujitsu. IBM Corp. retained its lead of the server market, with a 31.1% market share on revenue of $3.4 bil. Hewlett-Packard Co. was second, with 27.7% on $3 bil in revenue, followed by Sun Microsystems Inc. and Dell Inc., with 10.8% and 9.5% of the market, on sales of $1.17 bil and $1.03 bil, respectively.
OS: Sun was the hardest hit by the decline in Unix spending. Its market share dropped by 9.3% from the same quarter in 2002. Strong growth in the Linux market, which grew by 50%, took its toll on Sun. Windows server sales also grew at a respectable pace, increasing by 10% from the previous year and slightly exceeding IDC’s expectations for the quarter. When measured by the number of units shipped, Windows remained far ahead of Linux, with 841,000 Windows servers shipped in the quarter, compared to 210,000 Linux boxes.
Overall, unit shipments grew a surprising 19.5%, reflecting solid demand for small servers priced less than $25,000. Revenues from those systems grew 9.5%, while sales of midrange systems, $25,000 to $499,999, increased by 7%. Revenue from servers priced more than $500,000 declined by 14%.
Vendors shipped a total of 1.37 million units in the quarter, the Stamford, Connecticut, market research firm said. Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) led the way with 408,290 units shipped worldwide, a 21% increase over its total shipments in last year’s third quarter. Dell Inc. shipped 276,350 units worldwide in the third quarter, up 28% from last year. IBM Corp. came in third place with 220,083 units, up 36% over last year’s third-quarter total. Sun Microsystems Inc. continued to lose ground, shipping 59,692 units in the quarter, down 2.9% from last year’s third quarter.
Согласно опубликованному сегодня отчету аналитической фирмы IDC, по итогам прошедшего года доля Microsoft Windows на рынке серверных операционных систем (исходя из числа новых лицензий) достигла 55,1% (в сравнении с 50,5% в 2001 г.). На втором месте идет Linux — 23,1%, на третьем Unix (все реализации) — 11%, на четвертом NetWare — 9,9%. Общее количество лицензий на серверные ОС, проданных по итогам 2002 г., оказалось равным 5,7 млн.
IDC estimates worldwide blade server shipments will balloon 342 percent between 2002 and 2003. IDC said that 35 percent of all servers sold in the United States to be blade form factors, snowballing to a $6 billion market by 2007.
In 2004, 50% of storage costs will be hardware related and 50% will be “other”, meaning software, services and miscellaneous new expenses.
The worldwide disk storage market saw both gains and losses in the second quarter of 2003, according to market researcher IDC.
Global revenue declined to $4.73 billion in the second quarter, down slightly from $4.8 billion in the first quarter and down 3.9 percent compared with the second quarter of 2002. Revenue fell despite 36 percent year-over-year growth in storage capacity to 181.6 petabytes shipped during the second quarter. (One petabyte is equal to a million gigabytes.)
“We saw significant declines in Asia, particularly in Japan,” John McArthur, group vice president of storage research at IDC, said in a statement. “The results are decidedly mixed, providing no indication of a near-term, global recovery in the disk storage systems market.”
The Windows server market grew about 11.5% in the second quarter, compared with the same quarter a year ago, according to a study by International Data Corp., a Framingham, Mass.-based market research firm. Also in the second quarter, unit shipments of Windows servers grew by 21.7% compared with the second quarter one year earlier, the study said.