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HP overtakes IBM as top server seller

28 May 10

Research company Gartner said that the shift in leader has occurred due to customers holding off buying new equipment from IBM, as it prepares to release next-generation versions later this year.

Gartner added (via Reuters) that the number of servers sold grew 23% during the first quarter, while revenue increased 6% in the high-end server space.

Dell, the number three server maker, posted the strongest growth among top vendors during the quarter, with server revenue reported to be up 36% percent.

The Sun Microsystems division posted the sharpest decline, with server revenue down 39% for the first quarter.