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Apple among top 10 in Q1 server sales

updated 08:30 am EDT, Mon June 4, 2007

Apple: No. 10 in servers

Apple was among the top 10 PC vendors in server sales in the first quarter of 2007, according to the latest market research numbers. Market research firm released server sales numbers showing that both Hitachi and Apple displaced Lenovo and Langchao which were among the top-10 worldwide server brands in the fourth quarter of 2006. Hitachi was ranked as the No. 9 in first quarter of 2007, while Apple was No. 10, according to IDC numbers cited by Digitimes. Apple reportedly shipped 8,700 Xserve units in the quarter, growing 73 percent from the previous quarter, the report said. "With Apple launching the fifth generation Xserve server adopting Intel Dual Core Xeon processors (Woodcrest) several enterprises started to adopt the Apple servers, which boosted the company's growth in first quarter 2007."




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  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    and so it goes

    If Apple improves support (no reason to think they won't), it is a very viable alternate to Linux (and MUCH easier to use).

    This is a good thing.

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OS

    Its not a given that all these servers run osX, it can just as good be Linux, Windows or pure Unix.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    os

    You can be assured they are not running whatever it is you are calling pure Unix. Of the popular Unixs such as hp/ux, solaris, and aix, only solaris even has the possiblity of possibly running on that box. And if you are referring to something else like SCO OpenServer, there might be one person on the planet wanting to do a new install.

    These sales, while they would include Windows and Linux installations, are still a good indicator of sales of Mac OS X...its still going to be a popular choice on Mac hardware, among people willing to buy Apple products, and OS X gets more respect as Apple gets more respect.

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    os

    Sorry, i'm not a tech guy and i assumed that most Unix's ran on generic hardware.

    Do these sales also include the Xserve Raid?

  1. ricardogf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    So they said...

    Where are the geniuses that said that Apple was faring badly in the ENTERPRISE business? Any doubts now? GO APPLE!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: so they said

    Well, 73% growth is a lot, but, then, if you sell 2 one quarter, and then 4 the next, you do get 100% growth.

    As comparison, it would be nice to know volumes for number 1 and 2.

  1. Homer1946

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: so they said

    Well, this should tell you what you want to know (I would think)

    "Apple reportedly shipped 8,700 Xserve units in the quarter, growing 73 percent from the previous quarter, the report said."

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