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Lenovo Acquisition of IBM x86 Business – Addressing the FUD Factor

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Please Note: Editorial views expressed herein are the views of the author and may not represent the official views of any of the parties listed.

It never ceases to amaze me the fascination people have in manufacturing drama. It is also amazing how easily people accept what they read or are told, without verifying the “facts” stated. Such is the case with any acquisition, but the Lenovo acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business provides a particularly juicy opportunity for competitors and others with their own agendas to spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). It is my intention to ensure the facts are brought to light as much as I can and let you draw your own conclusions.

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HITEC Show Features Hospitality WiFi and Passive Optical Network Solutions

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Members of Datatrend’s Network Services team are in Los Angeles, CA, this week, attending and exhibiting in Booth #856 at the HITEC conference, held by HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals). In the booth, Datatrend is showcasing how hospitality management can deliver superior guest experiences (leading to high guest ratings), and facilitate operational capabilities and service opportunities, through strong WiFi and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) implementations; they will also highlight the benefits of high performance Passive Optical Networks (PON).

WiFi is a Primary Guest Demand and an Opportunity for Service Delivery and Ratings

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Entuity Network Management Solution bolsters IT Infrastructure Assessment Portfolio

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We recently announced our partnership with Entuity, a leading global provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, expanding Datatrend’s portfolio of IT infrastructure assessment and optimization services. Networks are key to high-availability operations, and Entuity provides comprehensive network management capabilities to enable always-on enterprise IT service delivery.

Entuity is the ideal enterprise class network management alternative to multiple, disparate, un-integrated, network tools at one end of the spectrum, and expensive, high-maintenance, decades old platform solutions at the other. Entuity has been acclaimed by analysts and customers alike for its rapid installation, fast time-to-expertise, immediate return on investment, and ease of management and administration. Entuity empowers network managers to take charge of their networks with unrivaled enterprise-class management capabilities. In addition, Entuity makes virtually all collected data easily accessible by other applications and can be readily integrated with other management tools with minimal time and effort.

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New Hub Created for IBM Lenovo x86 Server Business Transition Updates

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IBM - Lenovo Hub at Datatrend.com

We’ve created a new IBM-Lenovo communications hub on the Datatrend Website to provide updates and share perspective on the Lenovo acquisition of the IBM x86 server business. Visit the hub for the latest updates from Datatrend, Lenovo, IBM,  industry analysts and the media.

The industry has been abuzz with stories, commentary, opinions and opportunistic competitive messages surrounding the pending IBM x86 server business acquisition by Lenovo. We’re helping by compiling key resources and adding some informed perspective to help navigate the transition from IBM to Lenovo to make the most of this exciting move.

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OpenPower Foundation Draws Google and 25 Other Power Players to Innovate on IBM POWER Processor

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On Wednesday, at the Open Innovation Summit, IBM announced significant advances in the OpenPower Foundation, an open development community dedicated to accelerating data center innovation. The collaboration of 26 technology companies to date – chaired by Google and including Micron, nvidia, Altera, Mellanox , Samsung and Unbuntu, among others – is building an ecosystem around the IBM POWER processor, with input and shared development on the processors, system-on-chip designs, accelerators and interfaces. Google, is looking at the newest release, Power8, as a solution for optimized components to deliver high performance in large, scale-out warehouse computing environments, while managing total cost of ownership (TCO). IBM recently opened up for licensing its proprietary Power® processors, which provide an alternative to Intel (x86) chips and offer some very compelling performance advantages for those who adopt the processing architecture.

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