IBM reportedly renews effort to offload low-end server business

Himanshu Arora

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We reported last year about IBM's plans to sell off its low-end server business, and big blue's negotiations with Chinese company Lenovo in connection with a potential acquisition. But the deal did not materialize due to price disagreements. Lenovo valued...

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I was surprised to learn that IBM even offered low-cost / low-end servers. I've always turned to Dell or especially HP for servers like that. But now that Cisco's in that space it's a pretty crowded market. And frankly I don't know what IBM offers well enough to draw comparisons between their competitors. for "pizza box servers", I'm primarily an HP server shop and Dell, at one time, was kind enough to loan a server to me permanently for evaluation. But lately my focus has been on blade products.