PRNewswire: Compaq is #1 Vendor in Linux Server Market, Says IDC; New Information on Compaq Web Site

” Compaq announced it has been ranked the #1 vendor in the Linux
server market based on factory revenue and units shipped for 1999,
according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide
Quarterly Server Tracker for the period of Q1 1999 through Q4 1999.
For the year, Compaq led all vendors with 25 percent market share
based on unit shipments.”

“IDC’s Quarterly Server Tracker reports that Compaq achieved a
total of $213 million in Linux revenue based on 43,304 units
shipped in 1999 — with an exceptionally wide lead over second
place IBM (10.4 percent revenue market share with $79 million in
revenue based on 16,381 units shipped). The Server Tracker also
shows Dell in 3rd place with 9.9 percent revenue market share, and
Hewlett-Packard in 4th place with 9.4 percent revenue market share.
All other vendors (including companies such as Fujitsu, Siemens,
SGI, Unisys and Gateway) posted a total 42 percent market share

This IDC Report validates Compaq’s strategy to offer the
most complete and robust set of Linux offerings in the marketplace
— from the high performance, supercomputing capabilities of the
AlphaServer line to the industry-leading manageability,
serviceability and reliability of the ProLiant family of
All Linux offerings are capped by the range of 24×7
Linux services offered by Compaq on a global basis.”

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