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Sun takes big fall in server market

Sun Microsystems clocks lowest revenue and shipment among global top 5 server vendors for third quarter of 2009, says Gartner.

All top five server vendors globally saw declines in revenue and shipment in the third quarter of 2009, with Sun Microsystems registering the biggest fall, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

In a report released Monday, the research firm noted that Sun saw its server revenue drop 32 percent and unit shipments dip 38 percent in the third quarter, compared to the same period last year.

IBM experienced a 12 percent decline in revenue growth, though it clocked the highest revenue in the market for the quarter at $3.4 billion. Hewlett-Packard and Fujitsu saw their revenue decline 15 percent and nearly 11 percent, respectively. Dell was the only vendor with a single-digit revenue decline (5 percent) among the top 5 vendors, Gartner said.

Read more of "Sun sets lowest in server market at ZDNet Asia.