The lowdown on Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 business

 

The lowdown on Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 business

On October 1 2014, IBM and Lenovo closed Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business. I talked with our dedicated IBM team and got the lowdown how much it costs, why they did it, and what happens next.

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IBM N-Series is end of life. The good news, and the bad news

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Many of our clients have reached out to us to discuss the dissolution of the IBM N-series Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relationship with NetApp, a partnership that dates back to 2005. Mostly they’re asking us a lot of questions about how these changes affect existing N-series arrays support contracts, the ability to add additional disk capacity in the short term, and ongoing maintenance contract support in the future. We’ve been involved with this partnership from day one, and have shared the following good (and bad news).

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IBM’s Power8 Processors Thrive on the Complex – And They’re Available Right Now

IBM’s Power8 Processors Thrive on the Complex – And They’re Available Right Now

Announced April 23rd 2014, IBM Power8 Systems for big data offer data processing at incredible new speeds (even Google uses them). Why so fast? We have three BIG reasons…
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