Servers Article Archive:
HP is set to cash in on the ‘instability’ of IBM Corp. and Dell Inc., according to boss Meg Whitman, who hinted her firm has more cost-saving work to do.
Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.
IBM believes its SoftLayer hosted server service is the replacement for the x86 server unit it sold to Lenovo. However, Lenovo sees ample opportunity for SMB server sales, believing the acquired business will be a catalyst for channel growth.
IBM may be selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, but it doesn’t see it or its reseller partners getting out of the server business entirely. Instead, Big Blue believes its SoftLayer cloud services is the replacement product for on-premises servers.
Security upstart FireEye is expanding its portfolio with a new product and approach to intrusion prevention systems. The launch puts FireEye on a better competitive footing with larger rivals such as Cisco, McAfee and Palo Alto Networks.
Hewlett-Packard sparked outrage among partners and customers when it announced plans to stop providing ProLiant server firmware updates to customers out of contract on services and warranties. Here’s the thing: HP isn’t wrong.
HP is continuing to build out its Just Right IT family of pre-configured solutions for SMBs, giving channel partners some new tools to reach high-impact opportunities with their small business customers.
Lenovo is having a busy week – new product launches, two major acquisitions and a massive reorganization. And this is likely just the beginning, as the company demonstrates its drive and ambition to become a major contender in the global IT channel and market.
Lenovo is now a major player in the x86 server market after agreeing to buy IBM’s entry-level server unit for $2.3 billion. The deal catapults the China-based PC maker into a major competitor against Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
Lenovo announces a raft of additions to its One Channel program and sharpens its focus on server, storage and SMB growth.