IBM held onto its number 1 spot in the worldwide server systems market with 37.9% market share in factory revenue for 4Q06, growing factory revenue by 3.8% year over year.
This growth was driven by solid performance from its System x, System z and System p servers. HP maintained the number 2 spot with 26.8% share for the quarter, growing revenue 5.1% compared to 4Q05. HP’s growth stemmed from strong Proliant server performance.
Although there was a statistical tie for the third position between Sun and Dell, Sun continues to show strong momentum in the market growing 24.4% year-over-year and holding a 9.7% share for 4Q06, an increase of 1.5 points of share over 4Q05.
Dell grew revenue by 2.4% compared to 4Q05, ending with 9.4% revenue share. Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens, experienced a 2.8% increase in factory revenue holding 4.1% revenue share in 4Q06.