Blade server market shares: IBM - 44%, HP - 32%

Blade server sales worldwide could reach $1.3 bln in 2004, up from $580 mln in 2003, according to IDC.

Blade server sales worldwide could reach $1.3 bln in 2004, up from $580 mln in 2003, according to IDC. In Q2 2004, IBM had 44% of sales, followed by Hewlett-Packard with 32%. Dell, Sun Microsystems and some start-ups have also entered the market.