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Datatrend News and Perspective around the IBM System x and Flex System Server Business Transition to Lenovo

In January, 2014, IBM and Lenovo announced Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business, including IBM System x, Pure Flex and Flex Systems product lines. This represents a major shift in the enterprise server market. Datatrend is pleased to share updates and perspective, informed by our 27-year relationship as an IBM partner and our role as a top ten reseller partner for IBM x86 servers in the U.S.

On this page, you’ll find compiled announcements and communications about IBM – Lenovo x86 server business transition from Datatrend Technologies, plus select updates and resources from Lenovo and IBM, as well as select industry stakeholders articles (media, analysts, etc.). We welcome you to opt-in for periodic email updates and connect with us on the following social channels for updates on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Datatrend Updates
09/29/2014 | Datatrend OptimizeIT blog post by Ben Wallace

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

08/18/2014 | Datatrend OptimizeIT blog post by Ben Wallace

U.S. Government’s CFIUS approves IBM and Lenovo x86 Business Transaction

07/24/2014 | Video replay: Datatrend’s Charlie Cox featured as panelist with IBM and Lenovo executives at IBM Edge

Video: IBM Edge2014: Panel Discussion: The Lenovo Opportunity

07/23/2014 | Datatrend OptimizeIT blog post by Phil Turner, Director Enterprise Solutions

Lenovo Acquisition of IBM x86 Business – Addressing the FUD Factor

04/22/2014 | Datatrend TrendSetter newsletter article

Lenovo to Acquire IBM x86 Server Business – A Market Shift with Positive Expectations

03/18/2014 | Datatrend OptimizeIT blog post on IBM PWLC, featuring Q&A regarding IBM-Lenovo x86 server business acquisition

Insights from 2014 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference – Part 4: Agility in Transition

03/04/2014 | Datatrend OptimizeIT blog post on IBM PWLC

Insights from 2014 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference – Part 2: IBM and Lenovo x86 Update

01/24/2014 | Datatrend.com News Post and Email

Exciting News: IBM Announces Planned Sale of System x Product Line to Lenovo

Media Updates
09/29/14 WSJ article by Juro Osawa

Lenovo Set to Close IBM Deal, Eyes Top Spot in Server Business

09/29/14 WSJ.D article by Juro Osawa

Q&A: What Lenovo Plans to Do After IBM Server Buy

08/27/14 | IT Business Edge article by Rob Enderle

Lenovo and IBM x86: FUD and the Strategic Advantages of Buying from Lenovo

08/26/14 | The Wall Street Journal article by George Stahl

IBM-Lenovo Server Agreement Basically A Done Deal

08/20/14 | PUND-IT, Inc. article by Charles King

IBM/Lenovo Deal for System x Gains CFIUS Approval

08/15/14 | The Wall Street Journal article by George Stahl

IBM Server Sale to Lenovo Passes U.S. Test

08/15/14 | Bloomberg Businessweek article by By Alex Barinka and David McLaughlin

Lenovo’s $2.3 Billion IBM Deal Inches Closer To Approval

07/01/14 | WSJ article by Juro Osawa

Lenovo Still Expects IBM Server Deal to Close This Year; U.S. Government Is Probing Security Issues Related to Acquisition

06/25/14 | WSJ article by Spencer Ante @Spencerante —Dana Mattioli and Will Mauldin contributed

IBM, Lenovo Tackle Security Worries on Server Deal

06/24/14 Silicon Angle article by Bert Latamore

Expert says IBM-Lenovo deal is on cruise control

6/20/14 Wikibon post by Stuart Miniman – contribution from Bert Latamore

Impact of the IBM Lenovo Agreement on PureSystems, Storage and Beyond

06/08/14 | IT World Canada article by Chris Lau

Why Lenovo and IBM are looking good

06/04/14 | Eweek article by Jeff Burt

IBM, Lenovo Server Deal May Take Longer Than Expected

05/28/14 | CRN article by Tom Spring

IBM Counters FUD Over x86 Sale: Talks HP, China Fears And Lost Market

05/22/14 | WSJ article by Juro Osawa @JuroOsawa

Lenovo in the Market for More Deals: Computer Maker’s Finance Chief Says Billion-Dollar Purchase Would Be Possible

05/21/14 | EnterpriseTech article by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM X86 Server Deal With Lenovo Is ‘On Track’

05/20/14 | Wikibon post by Stuart Miniman @stu

Impact of the IBM Lenovo Agreement on PureSystems, Storage and Beyond

05/14/14 | Bloomberg Businessweek article by Drake Bennet

Lenovo, the Treasure Hunter of Tech/ Jackpot! How Lenovo found treasure in the PC industry’s trash

05/13/14 | TechTarget article by Lynn Haber

At Lenovo partner conference, company preps partners for IBM, Motorola buys

04/17/14 | Forbes Magazine article by Patrick Moorhead

Lenovo’s Plans To Acquire IBM’s X86 Server Business Could Be Its Best Strategic Decision Yet

04/01/14 | CRN article by Tom Spring

CRN: Lenovo Exec Says Naysayers Attacking IBM x86 Deal Are ‘Dreaming

03/24/14 | Economic Times

Lenovo-IBM server business deal gets CCI green signal

03/18/ 2014 | PC World article by Agam Shah @agamsh of IDC News Service

Lenovo rallies troops after rivals swoop on IBM server deal

03/18/14 | CRN

Leaked Lenovo Memo Aims To Quell F.U.D. Over IBM Server Acquisition

Lenovo Updates
Lenovo.com home for compiled IBM x86 server business announcements and resources

IBM x86 Server Business Transaction

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09/29/2014 | Lenovo Press Release announcing acquisition 10/1 close date

Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

09/29/2014 | Lenovo Fact Sheet Top 20 Q&A re IBM x86 Closing

“Q&A Factsheet: IBM x86 Closing Top 20 Questions and Answers”

08/27/2014 | Lenovo Blog post by Annabelle Thuan

Lenovo Statement On US Government Clearance Of IBM X86 Acquisition

01/24/2014 | Lenovo Press Release announcing the acquisition

Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM x86 Server Business

03/2014 | Lenovo PDF document of x86 acquisition overview presentation

Lenovo-IBM x86 Acquisition Overview

PDF document outlining Lenovo U.S. presence, investment and committment

Lenovo in the United States Factsheet

IBM Updates

IBM.com home for compiled IBM x86 server business announcements and resources

Transitioning x86 to Lenovo – Information for IBM Clients and Business Partners

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09/29/2014 | IBM News Release on October 1, 2014, Close Date

Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

08/15/2014 | IBM News Release on CFIUS Approval

IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

IBM video with comments from Adalio Sanchez, GM for IBM x86 and PureSystems Solutions

FAQs about the x86 transition to Lenovo

IBM PureSystems implications and plans

IBM’s Direction for the PureSystems Family of Expert Integrated Systems

01/23/2014 | IDC Research Opinion shared from IBM.com

Lenovo Acquires IBM’s x86 Business – IDC Link

01/23/2014 | IBM News Release

Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM’s x86 Server Business

IBM Updates
IBM.com home for compiled IBM x86 server business announcements and resources

Transitioning x86 to Lenovo – Information for IBM Clients and Business Partners

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09/29/2014 | IBM News Release on October 1, 2014, Close Date

Lenovo Set to Close Acquisition of IBM’s x86 Server Business

08/15/2014 | IBM News Release on CFIUS Approval

IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

IBM video with comments from Adalio Sanchez, GM for IBM x86 and PureSystems Solutions

FAQs about the x86 transition to Lenovo

IBM PureSystems implications and plans

IBM’s Direction for the PureSystems Family of Expert Integrated Systems

01/23/2014 | IDC Research Opinion shared from IBM.com

Lenovo Acquires IBM’s x86 Business – IDC Link

01/23/2014 | IBM News Release

Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM’s x86 Server Business