Brand massacre in the server market

In the second quarter of 2017, according to IDC, the server market grew over 6 percent compared to the second quarter of last year. But most large, established vendors do not benefit from this: HPE, IBM and Lenovo have suffered heavy drops in sales. Only Dell is growing faster than the market. IDC has the latest figures for worldwide sales of servers in the second quarter of 2017 presented . According to this, the manufacturers were able to achieve a total of 6.3 percent more sales with servers than in the same quarter of the previous year. According to market researchers, it now amounts to more than $ 15.7 billion. IDC's recovery is largely due to the availability of new server generations with Intel's Skylake CPUs, which many customers had been waiting for in the previous quarter. However, the established manufacturers hardly benefit from the increase. HPE, which combines IDC with its China joint venture New H3C Group, can still keep the top spot in terms of sales. However,

IBM partners with Wanda to launch cloud offer in China

IBM wants to break into the Chinese cloud market. To do this IBM announced this Sunday, March 19, its partnership with a division of the conglomerate Wanda Group to form a new company to bring cloud services in China.

A new entity for a new attempt . This is the idea of ​​this collaboration between IBM and the Chinese conglomerate Wanda . The spokesman of the American firm thus declared this Sunday the launch of Wanda Cloud Company in 2018.

The company born out of this partnership will be based on IBM technologies that will be hosted on Wanda data centers. It is the Chinese company that will sell the solutions and services Cloud, IaaS and PaaS, while setting up specifications to comply with the country's regulations.

IBM will share the revenue of the new entity. However, as Fortune magazine pointed out, the two companies did not detail the different points of the financial agreement . We will not know for the moment how the revenues are shared and what investments have been made to give birth to Wanda Cloud Company.

A highly competitive market for Wanda and IBM

Big Blue is not at his first attempt in the Middle Kingdom. Nearly three years ago, the American giant entered into partnership with 21Vianet. This Public Cloud provider has been working with Microsoft since 2014 to deploy the Office Professional Suite 365. For its part, the international leader, Amazon Web Services works with many partners including China Net Center to offer its services in the Beijing Capital Region.

IBM, like other US suppliers, needs these partnerships to enter China. The protectionism instituted by the party puts foreign actors in a position of inferiority.

As a reminder, Google could not move to China after refusing to censor its search engine. The e-commerce giant native to the country Alibaba also offers Cloud offers. B helped, Tencent, or Huawei are some of the suppliers already on the market ready to win in a market they know perfectly.


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