IDC also reported that Sun leads the RISC/Unix server market in the ASEAN & India region with a massive 64.1 percent unit shipment share.
The ASEAN & India region (Asia South) comprises of six countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia for the purpose of this release.
"Sun's ability to gain share on a sequential basis was impressive given the tough market conditions and an intensely competitive environment," said Rajnish Arora - Sr. Program Manager - Enterprise Servers & Workstations, IDC Asia/Pacific.
"By focussing on the explosive growth in the mobile telecom services segment across most markets in the ASEAN & India region, Sun was able to better cope with the continued slowdown in server spending in the finance and manufacturing segments," Arora said.
"The recent IDC results has confirmed that Sun's Unix servers, with our award-winning Solaris operating system, is the top choice for mission-critical applications and high-performance computing", said Lionel Lim, Vice President and Managing Director, Sun Microsystems, Asia South.
"We continue to see strong demand for our Sun Fire range of Enterprise Servers - especially the Sun Fire 15K. This is not just from companies investing in their Internet infrastructures, but also in enterprise application areas such as ERP and CRM," Lim said.
Sun's strengthened leadership in the ASEAN & India Unix market comes amidst reports of Sun's continued dominance in the worldwide Unix server market. According to IDC's worldwide quarterly server tracker for Q1 2002, Sun leads with a 34 percent market share.