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Lenovo Leaps to #3 Enterprise Server Position with 10/1 IBM x86 Business Closing Date

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Lenovo launches from #6 to #3 in the global enterprise server market – accelerating from under 2% to approximately 14% market share. Announcements from Lenovo and IBM today confirm that 10/1 is officially “Day 1” when the acquired IBM x86 server business becomes part of the Lenovo brand. Lenovo will be bolstered with about 6500 IBM x86 employees across 60 countries; Adalio Sanchez will continue to lead the x86 server business as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Systems, at Lenovo.

A great deal of FUD has surrounded the pending acquisition, following the January 2014 announcement; though, the August 15th CFIUS approval helped pave the way for the 10/1 closing.

Lenovo is gearing up to come out of the mandated quiet period with velocity. In the “Lenovo Q&A Factsheet: IBM x86 Closing Top 20 Questions and Answers” document released today, Lenovo states, “you can expect Lenovo to go on the offensive and show our business partners and customers how the combination of System x technology, products and services combined with Lenovo’s operational excellence and customer focus are in fact the winning combination for the future of the Enterprise.”

Datatrend Technologies is excited and honored to be one of the leading partners for consulting and integration of Lenovo x86 enterprise server solutions. See the “IBM Edge2014: ‘Panel Discussion: The Lenovo Opportunity‘ by IBM GM Adalio Sanchez” for a bit more perspective on the positive outlook,  including Datatrend President of Technology Infrastructure Solutions, Charlie Cox. Customers can expect a seamless transition, with “business as usual,” through the course of the transition, plus an increasingly competitive solution set in the long term.

Read more about how Lenovo Leaps to #3 Enterprise Server Position – visit Datatrend’s IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Business Transition hub for ongoing updates and resources surrounding the IBM-Lenovo x86 server business transition.