Thursday, March 19, 2009

FT.com / Companies / Technology - IBM in $6.5bn move for Sun

I can imagine the anti-trust review scene, with IBM explaining that both it and Sun have been losing server market share for years (especially when the System z and System i series are excluded from the analysis), and needing to be unshackled in order to respond to Cisco’s UCS etc…

Analysts said any deal would face intense antitrust scrutiny. The two companies account for two-thirds of the $25.5bn global market for high-end servers. “People have been speculating about this one for years,” one dealmaker said. “IBM can take out an enormous amount of costs and there are also great synergies in terms of technology.”

FT.com / Companies / Technology - IBM in $6.5bn move for Sun

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