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What’s your recourse when you discover your soon to be x86 vendor is more style than substance?

By Adrian Velez, Enterprise Group – Solutions Content Strategist

 

There’s an idiom we frequently hear in Texas about being “all hat and no cattle” which loosely translates into being all talk and no substance. This can be especially unnerving when the lack of substance has the potential to adversely impact your short and long term IT plans. Can one draw the conclusion that Lenovo’s silence on improving IBM’s x86 server line implies that they have no plan? Since the welfare of your business is dependent (in its most simplistic terms) on the trust you place in your vendor—insights into product roadmaps, specifically server improvements and intended upgrade paths, are critical.

Information technology innovation—redefined

Chris Coggrave.jpgBy Chris Coggrave, Chief Technologist and Strategist, HP Data Center Consulting

 

HP’s Chris Coggrave says technology is only as good as the business value you derive from it. In his latest blog, he lays out the four simple questions IT executives must answer to determine whether a technology innovation is right for the business.

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What happens if Lenovo doesn’t have the partnerships and alliances to make x86 a robust offering?

By Adrian Velez, Enterprise Group – Solutions Content Strategist

 

If you want an idea of how your vendor views the long-term viability of their x86 investment, look at their alliances and partnerships. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Committed hardware vendors work hand-in-hand with software and services partners to create systems that come performance-optimized and capable of being converged with other components. Creating these optimized systems requires a coordinated effort to ensure that the solution can be taken out of the box and implemented with minimal customization. When Lenovo consummates their x86 deal with IBM they will need to start from scratch to create these relationships. While it can be done, it can’t be done overnight.

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