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IT-Analysis: IBM hammers Sun with sales figures

Mar 14, 2000, 20:23 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack of Hearts)

"According to International Data Corporation, a company that looks at data, the battle for the server crown has just changed hands."

"Whilst last years server market, at least in terms of mind-share pretty much belonged to Sun Microsystems, thanks to the number of high profile dot com wins it had. This year that situation looks set to be dramatically reversed with IBM taking the crown courtesy of a stunning performance from its RS/6000."

"It's not just any RS/6000 that has ousted Sun, quite embarrassingly from its perceived crows nest, it's the latest family member, the S80, which has led the charge and it has done so to quite staggering effect. In the fourth quarter of last year, according to reports, IBM sold some 720 RS/6000 S80 servers, more than 3 times the number of E 1000's that Sun shifted, having only managed a disappointing 255."

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