Sun Grows into Market Leader for Unix Servers

6/2/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) announced that the company grew its share of the worldwide UNIX+ server market, showing an increase in both factory revenue and unit shipment marketshare on a sequential quarter basis, comparing the fourth quarter of 2002 to the first quarter of 2003, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, which was released recently.

In the UNIX market, Sun is the leader in unit shipments worldwide and tied for revenue. Sun gained sequential revenue marketshare in all three UNIX server segments tracked by IDC, according to its new server taxonomy-volume ($0-$25K), midrange enterprise ($25-$500K) and high-end enterprise (over $500K).

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By growing UNIX server units faster than the overall Unix server market, compared to the prior year quarter in both the midrange and high-end enterprise server segments, Sun is demonstrating it is delivering open products with tangible value to the customer. "After a dynamic year, momentum is shifting in favor of Sun," said Larry Singer, Sun's vice president, global information strategy office. "Our renewed investments in lowering customers cost and complexity are paying off. Over the past few months, we've responded to customer requests by delivering low cost solutions that pack enterprise-class functionality and reliability, and we're poised to continue to deliver what the customers need."

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