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D. Henschen
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1/23/2014 | 3:56:13 PM
PureData includes x86 options
I should clarify that the PureData and PureApplication System lines include both x86 and Power (AIX- Unix) based options. PureData System For Analytics powered by Netezza, for example, is a Linux-based system based on x86. Oracle, too, is all but out of the x86 server business, yet its Exadata and Exalytics "engineered systems" are based on x86. The real value and margin in both the IBM and Oracle appliances is in the prepackaged software bundle.
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1/23/2014 | 2:19:39 PM
A seismic shift in x86 server production
While expected, it's still hard to conceive of the x86 server business with iBM on the sidelines. Margins have been razor thin and pressure from white box producers has been growing. Avnet has a major production facility in Chanlder, Ariz. Quanta manufactures on Taiwan. Both are ODMs or open design manufacturers. You select the design. They'll produce the servers. Are these the future powerhouses of x86 server production, along with Lenovo in China? 


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