Sun gains ground in NZ Unix server market

Sun has made strong gains in the New Zealand Unix server market. International Data (IDC) reports that Sun had slightly more than 50% of the market in the third quarter of 1998, compared to 31% in the corresponding quarter of 1997. The market was similarly sized in Q3 1998, with 183 units sold compared with 178 units sold in the 1997 third quarter.

Sun has made strong gains in the New Zealand Unix server market.

International Data (IDC) reports that Sun had slightly more than 50% of the market in the third quarter of 1998, compared to 31% in the corresponding quarter of 1997. The market was similarly sized in Q3 1998, with 183 units sold compared with 178 units sold in the 1997 third quarter.

HP’s share slipped from 16% in Q3 1997 to 12%. IBM was relatively static at 10.5% (10%), while Compaq-Digital’s share slumped from 10.5% to 7%. Sun has thus made gains at the expense of most rivals.

IDC says Sun shipped at least one server valued at more than $1 million in the period under review but around 75% of units shipped were low-end boxes.

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