More Than 200 Clients Switch to IBM Systems in First Quarter; Nearly 2,700 in Last Four Years

Customers Continue to Abandon Oracle/Sun, HP for IBM Workload-Optimized Systems, Storage

Armonk, N. Y., (PresseBox) - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that more than 200 customers moved critical business workloads to IBM servers and storage systems from Oracle/Sun, HP, and other competitors in the first quarter.

Customers continue to turn to IBM for its longterm investments in workloadoptimized systems and stable, innovative product roadmaps, producing systems that reduce data center costs and are designed for emerging workloads such as analytics.

Since IBM established its Migration Factory program four years ago to help clients move to IBM systems, nearly 2,700 customers have switched to IBM servers and storage. The majority of these migrations involve customers moving from Oracle/Sun and HP to IBM, including 117 from Oracle/Sun and 95 from HP so far this year.

The number of migrations to IBM Power Systems in 2009, in a down market, was a record for the IBM Migration Factory with 574 migrations (an average of 143 per quarter), mostly driven by increases in Sun to Power migrations. A total of 107 customers selected IBM Power Systems over Oracle/Sun systems, and 41 chose IBM over HP in the first quarter.

Clients also switched to IBM's System x, System z and storage offerings. In the first quarter. System x had 21 migration wins, System z 16 and storage 27, all against either HP or Oracle/Sun.

About Migration Factory

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