Lenovo, widely known as a computing devices maker is planning to drop IBM brand from its server line-up from early 2017. The company which acquired entire x 86 server businesses from IBM in early 2014 is said to be already working on servers that will be released in 2017.
In January 2014, Lenovo acquired the entire IBM x86 server business for $2.3 billion. Under the terms of deal, Lenovo got IBM System X, IBM BladeCenter, Flex system blade servers and switches, x86 based Flex Integrated systems, Nextscale and iDataplex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. After the acquisition its server market rose to 7% in worldwide server market stream.
Now, the Taiwan based company is looking to grab the leading world wide server market position from EMC.
For this reason, it is planning to merge the two server brands into one and use a unified brand with ‘Lenovo’ name to release products in 2017.