Thursday, June 30, 2005

HP leads worldwide Linux server market

Since my job description contains the words Linux and ProLiant Servers, this makes me pretty happy -- HP leads worldwide Linux server market. The news has been going round
internally at HP, along with selling the 10 Millionth ProLiant server




HP has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.

HP has led the worldwide Linux server market for 29 consecutive quarters. In the first quarter of 2005, HP grew 2.5 percentage points faster than the market in units on a year-over-year basis, shipped nearly 10 times as many Linux servers as Sun, led IBM by almost 8 percentage points in quarterly revenue share and outpaced Dell in both units and revenue.

1 comment:

  1. Back in the VMS (er, OpenVMS) days, did you ever think you'd see the day when you'd be proud of how many servers you sell that run a free (as in speech and beer) operating system?

    To once again quote the Princess Bride: "Inconceivable!".

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