It will be interesting to see how the x86 server platform does on its own. I know for many large customers, they appreciated IBM’s technical innovations as well as the bargaining power available to them given their investment in zSeries and the Power platform. If Lenovo can’t bring that bargaining chip to the table, they may struggle to differentiate in a market that is very far down the path of commoditization.
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