HP aggressively went after IBM's x86 customers ahead of the Lenovo acquisition and had some success. Lenovo execs say it's now time to fight back and become the No. 1 server vendor. On Oct. 1, Lenovo will be No. 3.
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In the red hot cloud computing market, major players such as Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and VMware now offer their own distribution of OpenStack. Meanwhile, Piston Cloud is playing its security, management and installation as differentiators. Will it work?
The Australian government's pre-vetted cloud suppliers list pits local players like Flying Haggis, iCognition, Sliced Tech, Squiz, and CloudCentral against multinational IT giants IBM, HP, Dell, Fujitsu and others.
The industry group representing Apple, Microsoft, HP and IBM has argued that if Australian competition law is changed to ban the so-called Australia tax on technology, it might drive companies out of the country.
The sale of Lufthansa's IT unit may have attracted some heavyweight contenders in a purchase war.
With Cisco, IBM, NetApp and EMC seeing anemic infrastructure spending it's highly unlikely that HP can fly through the turbulence unscathed.
Amid a 3.7 percent drop in worldwide revenue for the quarter largely from weaker Unix server demand, HP overtook IBM in terms of market share on improved sales for x86-based ProLiant servers, according to IDC.
Top 30 tech vendors account for £30bn of the UK's software and IT services revenues.
Can Open Compute go head to head with the likes of HP, IBM, and Dell in the datacenter?
Cisco CEO John Chambers said "we are dramatically better positioned than the traditional data center players such as HP, Dell, and IBM."
A leading tech distributor said its earnings will fall well short of expectations. Server sales appear to be soft for the likes of IBM, HP, Oracle, Cisco and a bevy of other leading players.
Alcatel-Lucent poses that carriers have special needs for their cloud implementations that requirements for reliability, availability, security and control that go beyond those of a typical organization. The company believes that it is uniquely qualified to address those needs. Unfortunately for them, so does Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and just about everyone else.
Dell had its highest revenue market share ever in the second quarter. Oracle's server sales were thumped. IBM saw soft demand for System x, Power Systems and System z as all three were on tap to be refreshed. HP saw flat x86 ProLiant sales, but Integrity demand fell.
Stratus Technologies just launched a new version of its Avance high availability platform that supports Intel Xeon E5 “Sandy Bridge” processor-powered servers, such as those offered by HP, IBM, Dell and Intel. This technology is designed to make it possible for customers to know that their applications will operate without interruption. The problem? Stratus is known and loved by only a small circle of friends.
VMware Doubles Down On Heterogeneity With Nicira Acquisition, Steers Course To The Software Defined Datacenter
As HP, IBM, Dell, and Cisco battle each other to develop workload-centric infrastructures that tie hardware and software together, VMware continues to blaze the software-only path. Forrester's Dave Bartoletti shares how the latest acquisitions signal an important strategy shift for VMware.
Virtualization is far more than merely creating virtual servers or virtual clients. It is a range of technology that spans the entire software stack. Over time, VMware has moved from a one trick pony to having a strong portfolio of virtualization technology. Only IBM, HP, Microsoft and Oracle have a stronger portfolio.
Dell and VMware appear to be building soup-to-nuts stacks to compete with the likes of IBM, HP, Microsoft and Oracle. The IT industry pendulum is swinging back toward integration.
IDC says the high-performance computing market is on the up. HP and IBM continue their market leader race with 59 percent of the market, but Cray showed the most growth year-on year.
Fourth-quarter revenue falls seven percent as HP takes a big hit from hard drives, struggles with a change in direction, and as competitors Dell and IBM manage to hold earnings relatively steady
The Department of Human Services (DHS) will not renew long-running infrastructure-management contracts with IBM and HP, instead bringing more services in house, new CIO Gary Sterrenberg has revealed.
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