Report: IBM #1 In Global Server Revenue

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Aug 24, 2005 -- Gartner, Inc. today reported that IBM is first in worldwide server revenue for the ninth consecutive quarter, with dramatic growth in UNIX® and blade server revenue.

According to Gartner, a leading provider of research and analysis about the global information technology industry, IBM increased its share in UNIX revenue, growing 5.5 points year-to-year, while Sun lost share year-to-year. In addition, IBM added more than seven points of share year-to-year based on server revenue in the blade market, with more than 42% of the revenue in the second quarter.

Gartner data shows IBM growing across key segments. Highlights from the report include(2):

--  IBM is number one in worldwide server revenue with 30% of the share,
    with total revenue up 4.6 percent year-to-year (YTY).
--  IBM increased its global UNIX-based server revenue share year-to-year
    for the fourth consecutive quarter ending 2Q05 -- gaining 5.5 points, and
    total revenue up 33% YTY.
--  IBM continued to lead in blade server revenue share for the fifth
    consecutive quarter ending 2Q05, gaining 7 points with more than 42% of the
    revenue and total revenue up 78% YTY.
--  IBM is number one in overall Linux-based server revenue worldwide in
    2Q05.
--  IBM's eServer iSeries system revenue was up 10% YTY.
    
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1. Based on Gartner's worldwide quarterly Server Tracker for 02Q05, issued on August 24, 2005

2. Growth comparisons done on a year-to-year basis.

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