17 posts • joined 11 Dec 2011
Powered by IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) technology....
First, second, third
"Loughridge also said that IBM was looking to sell off other businesses"
GTS, GBS? say it aint so
Not sure are you?
Seems most posting believe IBM is still only a hardware business. Look, IBM's hardware business is about 15% of the business and will drop to 10% by 2015. 50% is software and service is the rest. Don't be hung up on that mainframe thing... IBM isn't. Whereas HP / Dell.. well they are in the s*&t as they rely on ink and PCs.
Isn't VMware the HD-DVD equivalent of the datacenter? Great technology but no content.
They provide a fab hypervisor, but at the end of the day it's still down to running OS's like Windows and apps on top. It was only a matter of time till Microsoft caught up. If I'm RDP'ing into a remote server, I really don't give a damn if it's on VMware, Hyper-V or AWS....as long as it's ON.
Virtualized or remote access to Windowz apps is soooo 20th century
I doubt they'd buy IBM's x86 business. Silly idea.
> Don't believe the hype HP still has plenty in the kitty if needed.
The way HP is at the moment, it's probably just kitty litter
Intel needs any $
> just lost a lot of purchasing power in the components markets
I think Intel needs ever $ they can get. IBM will still buy a lot of Intel processors for Blades, Flex, storage systems.
All I can say
Nice timing (Paul) Maritz
Will be a much better work, life, balance at the Post... and probably in Melbourne
For all the noise
Geez, for all the noise and press we give VMware, they are about as big as IBM UK in revenue and profits... sheesh
> Quest reported revenues of $182.2m in the first three months of this year, with profits of $2.7m
Geez, hardware makers make better profits than that !
How sad for HP when guys at Dell, IBM say.... "could be worse, I could be working at HP" :-0
Yeah, IBM have had quite a lot of wins with the v7000...so that would have certainly helped their $'s. Very very easy to use UI which is surprising from IBM :-)
A flash of light
"A flash of light" .... I was suddenly in a white room and a man in a white beard said "you work with UCS is not done....."
You need Microsoft more than they need you
I wonder what % of VM OS's globally run on VMware? Probably a very high percentage are Windows. So VMware fan boys, you need Microsoft more than they need you.....
It's hurt their overall business
> The jury is still out as to whether Cisco Systems' foray into servers hasn't done more harm than good to its overall business
We all know it's done more harm than good.... they pissed off HP, IBM and Dell and now they push their own cheaper networking kit instead of high GP Cisco. Overall a dumb move.
VMware will be pissed...
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