Server Sales Jumped in 02
Number of servers sold worldwide increased 4.2 percent from the previous year, but revenue stayed fairly even.The number of servers sold worldwide in 2002 jumped 4.2 percent from the previous year, but revenue stayed fairly even, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by Gartner Dataquest Inc. In addition, Hewlett-Packard Co.during its merger with Compaq Computer Corp.sold the most units both in the United States and globally, though Dell Computer Corp. continued its aggressive push in the server space. According to Gartner Dataquests numbers, more than 4.6 million servers were sold in 2002, a rise over the more than 4.4 million sold in 2001. Of those 4.6 million, almost 1.4 millionor 30.1 percentwere sold by HP, of Palo Alto, Calif. More than 851,000or 18.5 percentwere sold by Round Rock, Texas-based Dell and IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., sold 657,895, or 14.3 percent.
In the United States, sales totaled more than 1.9 million, a 13.8 percent jump over the 1.7 million sold in 2001, according to Gartner Dataquest, in San Jose, Calif. More than 506,000or 26 percentwere sold by HP, but Dell sold 487,984, or 25 percent. IBM sold 225,315, or 11.6 percent, and Sun Microsystems Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif., sold 143,753, or 7.4 percent.