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Update: HP statement on server technology and market share leadership

Yesterday, some news outlets reported on Oracle’s mischaracterization of HP’s server technology and business performance.

These reports come on the heels of data released earlier this week by both IDC and Gartner that confirmed HP as the #1 market share leader in the server market.


In response, HP issued the following statement:


HP is the No. 1 provider of enterprise servers in the world.  We are focused on our customers, and those customers continue to be won over by our combination of technology, product performance, and pricing.  The numbers prove it – our Enterprise Storage and Servers segment saw 25% revenue growth year over year during Q4 FY2010, and HP was the only major UNIX vendor that reported server growth. 


Larry Ellison bought a money-losing business that had steady market share declines for years, and which still ranks at the bottom of the market. Customers aren’t fooled by outdated benchmarks, no matter what Oracle says. HP’s market share results prove it. Sun customers are running to HP in droves because they recognize we deliver superior technology, performance and pricing.


For more information:

IDC press release, 12/1/10: “Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 13.2% in Third Quarter as Market Accelerates Further, Acc...


Gartner press release, 11/29/10: “Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 14.2 Percent and Revenue Increased 15.3 Percent in the...


HP press release, 11/22/10: “HP Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 Results”

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