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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Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.
IBM's M5 portfolio revolves around rack and tower, blade, dense and integrated systems.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved the $2.3 billion sale of IBM's x86 server business to Chinese PC maker Lenovo.
China has approved Lenovo's proposed buy of IBM's low-end server business for $2.3 billion.
IBM's bid to sell its low-end server business to Lenovo is in limbo as regulators worry about national security issues.
IBM wins a major contract to help create a National Infrastructure Platform for the New Zealand health sector and to consolidate around 40 datacentres.
It does apparently to the U.S. government, which reportedly will be scrutinizing Lenovo's move to buy IBM's server business to ensure it doesn't lead to a backdoor access to U.S. national secrets and infrastructure.
More than 1,000 IBM workers at an affected server division demanded proper compensation and refused to be "sold" to Lenovo.
Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
IDC has downwardly revised its worldwide IT spending forecast from 5 percent growth to 4.6 percent for the year primarily as a result of slower growth in emerging markets and the deceleration of smartphone and tablet demand.
A week after it confirms plans to buy IBM's low-end server business, the Chinese hardware manufacturer says it's restructuring the company into four groups to diversify its portfolio.
Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
Lenovo has agreed to acquire IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a move that will see 7,500 Big Blue staff move to the Chinese company.
Cloud accounting software firm Xero deploys SQL Server 2012 on Rackspace infrastructure to gain resilience, uptime, and scalability.
Securing a server and a laptop should be two different things, but many organisations are still looking at solving the security problem by installing antivirus and other end-point packages.
When the performance issues of an outsourced, cloud environment grew unacceptable, one firm opted for an entirely virtualised inhouse server and desktop infrastructure.
Server, storage, network, desktop and application virtualization allows the creation of flexible, scalable, manageable and secure IT infrastructure that utilises the underlying hardware to maximum efficiency. Some of these technologies are in the early stages of development while others are mature and widely deployed.
Lenovo will include VMware's vSphere with Operations Management software and sell it directly through partners.
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