Hundreds of Oracle/Sun and HP Customers Switched to IBM in Q3

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-11-11 Print this article Print

IBM says about 400 Oracle/Sun and HP customers migrated to IBM servers and storage systems in the third quarter of 2010.

IBM has announced that nearly 400 customers moved business workloads to IBM servers and storage systems from Oracle/Sun and HP in the third quarter, a record high since the company began tracking migrations more than four years ago.

In a Nov. 11 press release on the migrations, IBM said customers are turning to IBM for systems that reduce data center costs and are designed for emerging workloads such as analytics.

Moreover,  since IBM established its Migration Factory program to help clients move to IBM systems, there have been more than 4,500 competitive displacements to IBM servers and storage, IBM said in its press release. The majority of these migrations are from Oracle/Sun and HP to IBM, including 532 from Oracle/Sun and 481 from HP so far this year, IBM said.

IBM also said a quarterly record 286 customers migrated to IBM Power Systems from competitors in the third quarter alone, including 172 from Oracle/Sun and 95 from HP. The number of migrations to IBM Power Systems through the first three quarters of 2010 is nearly 800, which already exceeds the total for all of 2009 by more than 200. There have been more than 1,500 competitive displacements to IBM Power from Oracle/Sun and more than 1,000 from HP since the advent of the program in 2006.

In addition, IBM said more than 100 clients switched to IBM's System x, System z and storage offerings in the third quarter from Oracle/Sun or HP.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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