Fujitsu Siemens Computers Grows with Intel-based Linux Servers

4/10/2003 - New figures from IDC (03/2003) for 2002 confirm positive growth in all Linux server market segments for Intel-based PRIMERGY servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Looking at Intel-based Linux servers overall, the company posted two-digit growth in western Europe both in shipments and also by sales volume, which meant it performed much better than the market overall. Fujitsu Siemens Computers points to its long experience in business-critical computing as the reason for the success of its PRIMERGY servers, which are developed and produced in Europe. Customers can now also reap the benefit of this experience with innovative solutions under Linux.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers grew sales of its Intel-based Linux servers by 12.1 percent in Western Europe, compared with an overall market decline of 1.1 percent. In numbers of servers shipped, the company also achieved two-digit growth with 11.6 percent, whereas the market overall grew by only 6.3 percent. The figures for Europe are particularly significant for Fujitsu Siemens Computers because they show that the company is now also making advances outside of its traditionally strong German market.

Particularly striking are the successes with the large PRIMERGY servers. In Western Europe, Fujitsu Siemens Computers succeeded in boosting shipments of Intel-based 4- to 6-way Linux servers by 20.9 percent, in contrast to all other Top 5 companies, which had to contend with declining volumes in this market segment. In Germany, the large PRIMERGY servers wrested the No. 1 position in terms of sales revenue with a market share of 39,7 percent.

“The experience gained by Fujitsu Siemens Computers over recent years with highly available systems based on Unix and mainframe systems is now gradually beginning to pay off for customers wanting to use the Linux offering from Fujitsu Siemens Computers,” said Bernd Bischoff, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “We see it as a major advantage over our competitors that we have the three leading platforms in our portfolio in the shape of Linux, Windows and Solaris server operating systems and that we can offer our customers impartial advice on their choice of corporate platforms.”

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