Intel Itanium architecture has a robust ecosystem supporting more than 12,000 applications from thousands of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs),reinforcing that it is a widely used platform. This growth will expand as the Alliance collaborates with its members on new solutions for end users.
For example in 2008, the Alliance and SymantecR expect to broaden data centers' ability to detect important security events on Itanium-based systems running both WindowsR and Linux operating systems with Symantec Critical System Protection.
The number of Itanium-based systems sold has increased 40 percent worldwide with Western Europe leading the regions at 90 percent growth; Asia-Pacific Itanium-based systems volume grew 55 percent and the Americas, 24 percent.
"Itanium-based systems have made tremendous progress in the past two years,due in part to the efforts of the Itanium Solutions Alliance," said Matt Eastwood, Group Vice President, Enterprise Platform Research for IDC."Itanium-based solutions have strong momentum in key areas and this translates to increased sales and adoption rates, and more importantly,overall customer confidence."
Itanium-based systems sales are growing faster than SPARC* and Power* systems.Worldwide, Itanium-based systems revenue is currently 58.6 and 57 percent of SPARC and Power systems revenue, respectively. This is more than a 30 percent increase compared to the same period in 2006.  Itanium-based systems are currently deployed in more than 75 percent of Global 100 companies. 
In 2007, several milestones contributed to overall Alliance progress including:
* The winners of the first Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Award were announced in Beijing in April, recognizing their unique and innovative deployments of Itanium-based solutions from all areas of computing and research;
* In May, Intel and Sun* collaborated to deliver JavaT Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) for Itanium-based systems;
* The Alliance joined the Mainframe Migration Alliance in July; and
* The Alliance welcomed its 200th member in August.
About the Itanium Solutions Alliance
The Itanium Solutions Alliance was formed by leading enterprise and technical solutions providers to work together towards a common objective of transitioning the world of proprietary computing platforms to open, industry standard solutions based on Intel Itanium architecture. Together with leading enterprise software and hardware providers, the Alliance is dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Itanium-based solutions. Its membership comprises some of the most influential companies in the computing industry. More information about the Itanium Solutions Alliance, membership, industry resources and developer programs can be found at www.itaniumsolutionsalliance.org
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