For the quarter, IBM’s worldwide server revenue remained $3.9 billion but Gartner revised its numbers and reduced HP’s estimated revenue sales from $4 billion to $3.8 billion. The numbers for the other top server vendors – Dell, Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens – remained the same.
Gartner’s server shipment number remained the same. HP shipped more than 680,000 servers during the quarter, while IBM shipped about 302,000 systems. The numbers for the other vendors also remained the same.
In a statement, Gartner offered a vague explanation for why it changed the numbers in favor of IBM. The research firm also indicted that overall revenue only increased 2.5 percent instead of the 4.3 percent it originally calculated. Now, Gartner estimated server revenue for the first quarter topped $13.3 billion worldwide instead of $13.6 billion.