How Can IBM Power8 Win Deals Away From Intel Xeon?

September 8, 2015 Timothy Prickett Morgan This is not the first time that Big Blue has found itself the underdog in the datacenter, and it probably will not be the last time, either. But the ubiquity of the Xeon processor in the server racks of the world presents IBM with a tough challenge as it tries to position its own Power platforms as well as those that will be coming soon from its OpenPower Foundation partners. Perhaps as early as next month, in fact. The stakes are different this time, and one could argue that Intel and its legion of systems and storage partners are more insurmountable than any foe IBM has faced, including the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice back when the government was less inclined…


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