Nearly 400 Clients Switch to IBM from Oracle/Sun and HP in Third Quarter - New Quarterly Record

More Than 4,500 Migrations to IBM in Last Four Years, Mostly from Oracle/Sun and HP

ARMONK, N.Y. - 11 Nov 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that nearly 400 customers moved critical business workloads to IBM servers and storage systems from Oracle/Sun and HP in the third quarter, a record high since the company began tracking migrations more than four years ago.

Customers continue to turn to IBM for its long-term investments in workload-optimized systems and stable, innovative product roadmaps, producing systems that reduce data center costs and are designed for emerging workloads such as analytics.

IBM Migration Factory

IBM Migration Factory: Since IBM established its Migration Factory program to help clients move to IBM systems, there have been more than 4,500 competitive displacements to IBM servers and storage. The vast majority of these migrations are from Oracle/Sun and HP to IBM, including 532 from Oracle/Sun and 481 from HP so far this year.  

A quarterly record 286 customers migrated to IBM Power Systems™  from competitors in the third quarter alone, including 172 from Oracle/Sun and 95 from HP. The number of migrations to IBM Power Systems through the first three quarters of 2010 is nearly 800, already exceeding the total for all of last year by more than 200. There have been more than 1,500 competitive displacements to IBM Power from Oracle/Sun and more than 1,000 from HP since the advent of the program in 2006.

In addition, more than 100 clients switched to IBM's System x® , System z®  and storage offerings in the third quarter from Oracle/Sun or HP.

About Migration Factory

IBM has built a world-class migration capability to help customers move from their current non-IBM gear to IBM Systems – the IBM Migration Factory. The highly successful program includes competitive server assessments, migration services, and other resources. For more information, visit

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Technicians in Endicott, N.Y., dismantle used Sun servers returned to IBM as part of its Migration Factory program. Nearly 400 customers migrated to IBM servers and storage from Oracle/Sun and HP during third quarter 2010, a record since the Iprogram began in 2006. IBM Global Financing processes almost 40,000 pieces of used equipment a week at sites around the world and recycles and/or refurbishes for resale virtually all of the IT equipment it takes back from customers.

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