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[Discuss] NAS: buy vs. build

On 7/4/2015 9:38 AM, F. O. Ozbek wrote:
> Didn't IBM leave the hardware business entirely (including the servers
> last year)?

IBM sold the System x business to Lenovo. IBM retains its System z and 
Power Systems businesses.

> You probably purchased Lenovo servers labeled as "IBM servers".

Other way around: we purchased an IBM server and two IBM storage arrays 
with Lenovo badges on them.

> Much better option would have been to purchase SuperMicro servers instead.

Not really. It would have been a hassle trying to get the MIT VP Finance 
Office to approve the purchase whereas the IBM/Lenovo vendor was 
recommended by VPF.

Rich P.

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