IBM sails to server lead in Asia

Summary:Three years ago, IBM acquired U.S. server maker Sequent Computer Systems as part of a major campaign to displace Sun as the leading Unix server vendor. Last year in Asia-Pacific, Big Blue registered a 36 percent market share in this space, up 18 percent from 2000, according to market research firm Gartner Dataquest. Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems are in second and third spot with a distant 17 percent and 14 percent market share, respectively, Gartner said in a statement. The complete story from CNet Asia--http://asia.cnet.com/newstech/systems/0,39001153,39024140,00.htm. --Fran Foo, Special to ZDNet News

Three years ago, IBM acquired U.S. server maker Sequent Computer Systems as part of a major campaign to displace Sun as the leading Unix server vendor. Last year in Asia-Pacific, Big Blue registered a 36 percent market share in this space, up 18 percent from 2000, according to market research firm Gartner Dataquest.

Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems are in second and third spot with a distant 17 percent and 14 percent market share, respectively, Gartner said in a statement. The complete story from CNet Asia--http://asia.cnet.com/newstech/systems/0,39001153,39024140,00.htm. --Fran Foo, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Hardware

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