back to article Close but no cigar: Lenovo infrastructure group narrowly falls short of a profit

Lenovo has come within $17 million of recording a profit for its Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), the enterprise hardware division within the PC giant. Readers may recall that the ISG has its roots in IBM's 2014 sale of the System X server business to Lenovo. At the time, IBM described System X – which offered Intel- …

  1. Peter Gathercole Silver badge

    Added HPC?

    When IBM owned the System X business, it was already in the HPC market. It was responsible for selling iDataPlex, and also the Flex modular systems that were marketed as HPC but which did not sell very well in that segment.

    I don't know what storage they sell now, but they were at one point badging IBM V5000 storage devices, and also reselling GPFS.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    I actually like my Lenovo servers compared to Dell and the like. I just wish they had the build quality that the old IBMs did. The covers on the IBM were solid, the covers on the Lenovo wobble and the plastic latches break. Don’t even get me started on the thin aluminum rail kits! The IBM rails could be used as a lethal weapon in a pinch, they were that sturdy!

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