What's your message to IBM and Lenovo partners ahead of the actual acquisition?
The message is the combination of IBM's System x team, with its engineering and innovation heritage, coupled with Lenovo's capabilities of scale and cost efficiencies and channel capacity, will make partners far more formidable competitors. They will have broader reach and a broader portfolio to go after what partners want -- and that is to be a leader in the segment.
We have a bright future. Lenovo welcomes all partner and competitive partners to run System x.