Oracle server shipments fell 35% in Q3

The number of server shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by Oracle fell 35.3% in the third quarter of 2010

The number of server shipments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by Oracle fell 35.3% in the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009.

According to the latest figures by research firm, Gartner, Oracle shipped 10,098 units in EMEA in Q3 of 2010, a drop of 35.3% compared to 15,611 units in the third quarter of 2009. Oracle's server sales also fell 20.7% in Q3 compared to Q3 of 2009.

George J. Weiss, vice president and analyst at Gartner, said, "Oracle needs to prevent Sun SPARC from being eroded by the competition. It can do so by using scale-up configurations for mission-critical applications and high-end virtualisation as placeholders, while expanding its more promising opportunities on x86 with complementary opportunities."

Overall, the number of server shipments in EMEA reached over 581.000 units in the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 10.4% with sales growing 7.4% to reach $3.3bn.

Adrian O'Connell, research director at Gartner, said x86 servers accounted for 70% of the total market sales, with a growth of 11.% in EMEA in Q3.

Worldwide server shipments in the third quarter of 2010 grew 14.2%, with sales up 15.3% on last year's figures. HP claimed top position with 32.1% marketshare. IBM followed with 30.2% and Dell with 14.6%.

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EMEA: Server shipments estimates for Q3 2010 (Units)

Company Q310 shipments Q310 share Q309 shipments Q309 Share Growth
HP 257,863 44.4 236,051 44.8 9
Dell 109,447 18.8 89,293 17 23
IBM 70,897 12.2 64,407 12.2 10
Fujitsu 38,495 6.6 36,442 6.9 6
Oracle 10,098 1.7 15,611 3 -35
Other vendors 94,494 16.3 84,747 16.1 12
Total 581,294 100 526,551 100 10

Source: Gartner



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