IBM: At Least It's Doing Well With Mainframes
IBM kept its No. 2 spot on the IDC top server vendor list with sales of $2.8 billion despite a 13.4-percent fall over last year.
IBM experienced a drop in sales of both its Power Systems and its x86-based System x servers year over year, which far exceeded the increase in sales of its System z mainframes.
However, IDC said, the mainframe sales increase comes during a major refresh cycle for IBM's line, giving Big Blue a comparatively strong boost over a weak sales period.