HP tops server market share in India: IDC

DQW Bureau
02 Jul 2005

According to International Data Corporation (IDC) reports, HP has achieved
the leadership position in the over all server market in India, capturing 29
percent share in units and 35 percent in revenue terms. HP has recorded a
year-on-year 35 percent growth both in revenue and in unit terms.

In the x86 server market, HP registered a sequential growth of 37 percent
over previous quarter and ended Q1 2005 with a market share of 29 percent.
Growth came from the public sector, SMB and the enterprise segments. HP also
leads the x86 64-bit market with 52 percent mar-ket share. Some of the key x86
wins were HDFC Bank, ING Vysya Life Insurance, SIFY Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum and
Tata Consultancy.

In the Unix market, HP recorded the highest year-on-year growth of 38 percent
in revenue, which is more than three times the overall market growth.
"Offering relevant technology at the right time to our customers was the
key to our regaining the leader-ship position. Additionally, the price
performance advan-tage offered by HP servers has made key competitive win backs
possible," said Hemant Tiwari, Director, Enterprise Servers and Storage, HP
India, Sales.

The Unix market momentum is largely driven by the growing adoption of the
Itanium-based HP Integrity servers. Some of the key customer wins with Integrity
servers last quarter were TIFR Pune, IGIB Delhi, ABB Bangalore, Ultratech
Cements, Geological Survey of India and Tata Tea.

"With the type of products and continued innovation, HP will continue to
grow in the x86 server segment. The market has confirmed HP as the server vendor
of choice. These results will further reinforce our commitment to deliver the
best in class products and services to our customers," said Rajesh Dhar,
Country Manager, Industry Standard Servers, Hewlett Packard India, Sales.

DQW News Bureau

New Delhi

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