HP Announces Strong Superdome 2 Server Sales

Hewlett Packard has announced that it has sold 400 high-end Superdome 2 servers in its final quarter of 2010 ending October.

The company had launched the heavy-duty Superdome 2 server in competition with RISC/Unix server from IBM and systems offered by Oracle/Fujitsu.

The server product line is a part of HP's Business Critical Systems division, which also offers the Integrity blade and rack server.

According to the recently released HP financial report, the sale of systems under its Business Critical Systems division increased by 10 per cent to finish at $695 million. Sales of HP's ProLiant and BladeSystem machines also saw impressive growth, resulting in a revenue of $3.53 billion for the fourth quarter, Channel Register reports.

The latest research by Gartner has revealed that server sales grew to 2.2 million units in the third quarter of 2010 while the revenue was at $12.29 billion.

Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice-president at Gartner, said in a statement: “The third quarter produced some solid year-over-year growth globally in both shipments and vendor revenue.”