Lenovo which captured US server market by acquiring x86 server business in Q1 this year has bagged a big US customer recently. The Chinese computing products and services provider is all set to supply servers to Microsoft data centers in this year.
After the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, Lenovo’s major secret clients were mostly from China. But now, it has bagged the project of supplying Microsoft with server hardware.
As per the deal, Lenovo will supply server hardware worth $6.8 billion by third quarter of this year. Quanta will be supplying motherboards for Lenovo.
As per the available details, HP was the first server hardware supplier to Microsoft. Then it was the turn on Dell and Quanta Computer. Wistron also supplied the said hardware to the data centers of the software giant in early 20s through its Wiwynn subsidiary.
Now, the latest will be the Chinese player which has entered into Microsoft’s data center supply chain. It’s believed that Lenovo’s 70% of revenue still comes from PC products.
It seems like Lenovo is all set to use the advantages of its key component purchasing and assembly power to expand its market presence in coming years.