Transitioning x86 to Lenovo

 

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Lenovo is open and ready for business with
System x

More than a name.

IBM System x is now a Lenovo product. Lenovo’s proven strengths in scalability, operational efficiency, innovation and a broad channel presence – combined with IBM innovation – make this transition a win all around. Lenovo extends its PC and mobile leadership into the enterprise data centre with System x, accelerating its journey toward becoming the #1 server company worldwide.

Which products are now Lenovo?

The Lenovo acquisition, completed in these countries with others to follow, included System x racks and towers, x86 BladeCenter and x86 Flex System blade servers and integrated systems -- plus associated software, switching and maintenance operations. IBM retains System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData Systems.

intel®inside XEONThe Lenovo acquisition, completed in these countries with others to follow, included System x racks and towers, x86 BladeCenter and x86 Flex System blade servers and integrated systems, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors1 -- plus associated software, switching and maintenance operations. IBM retains System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData Systems.

 

1 Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

How does this benefit me?

In today’s environment, your IT infrastructure choices help you stay ahead of the competition. Investing in innovative servers like System x can deliver greater performance, agility and efficiency. System x innovations, including the groundbreaking X6 and NeXtScale platforms and a range of server enhancements can help you transform your business to meet ever-changing workload demands.

Discover the new System x

Imagination unlimited. Potential unleashed. As the System x team joins Lenovo, learn what our combined experience will bring to your data centre.
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IBM x86 GM talks about the future with Lenovo

​An interview with Adalio Sanchez on the future of x86.

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Where in the world?
Lenovo transition rolls out around the globe

​As of October 1, 2014, the formal transition to Lenovo from IBM is complete. However, the global rollout will happen in two phases, as countries prepare to manage sales, marketing and customer and partner interactions.

These countries are in the first wave of the transition; others will follow later in 2014.

Countries closed as of October 1, 2014:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • US Virgin Islands

Additional resources

Starting new conversations with clients

IBM Business Partners offer their perspective on the transition to Lenovo.

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Adalio Sanchez, General Manager, IBM x86 and PureSystems Solutions

Adalio Sanchez discusses the details of the x86 acquisition and what it means for IBM clients and Business Partners.

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FAQs for x86 Clients

Answers to questions that IBM x86 clients may have about the transition of the x86 business to Lenovo.

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Jeff Howard, Vice President, IBM PureSystems and BladeCenter

Hear Jeff Howard discuss IBM and Lenovo's joint commitment to integrated systems.

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IDC analysts optimistic on pending acquisition of IBM x86 business

IDC Link says the transition is "accelerating [IBM's] strategy" to focus on software, services and "the emerging 3rd Platform."

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Nick Maneri, Vice President, IBM Technical Support Services

Hear Nick Maneri discuss x86 service and support during and after the transition to Lenovo.

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A stronger portfolio for customers

TBR analysts discuss how, with the transition, IBM and Lenovo are aligning to drive synergies and create greater value for clients.

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Can a move spark a transformation?

See it happen with the System x transition to Lenovo

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Smart CIOs plan for change

Ptak Associates calls the x86 announcement an "all-around winner." This report covers common questions and recommended actions for CIOs.

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Learn about Lenovo

Get regular updates about this leading global technology company and its commitment to the x86 server business.

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Bob Galush, Vice President, IBM System x Marketing

Hear Bob Galush discuss IBM's HPC capabilities as they relate to the x86 transition to Lenovo.

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Lenovo statement on the x86 transition

Background and information from Lenovo about the transaction.

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Winning in Transition: new incentives for IBM x86 Business Partners

Sergio Amoni, IBM Vice President of x86 Channels, discusses the $250M investment IBM is making to help partners win with clients during the transition: incentives, marketing support and ongoing innovation..

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FAQs for x86 Business Partners

Answers to questions that x86 Business Partners may have about the transition of the x86 business to Lenovo.

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Brian Connors, Vice President, IBM Worldwide Server Development and Lab Services

Hear Brian Connors discuss future plans for the x86 marketplace.

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