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At IBM the Mainframe Is the Main Event

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IBM has once again made a hit with the mainframe, as Big Blue's Systems and Technology Group saw revenues increase 21 percent overall and mainframe sales rise nearly 70 percent in Q4 of 2010.


By: Darryl K. Taft   eWeek

IBM just keeps on winning with the mainframe. Year after year, decade after decade, IBM keeps delivering new mainframe functionality and its customers keep on buying it.

In fact, the mainframe led IBM's Systems and Technology Group's 21 percent increase in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2010, as mainframe sales rose nearly 70 percent. The mainframe is IBM's heavyweight champ. It keeps going the distance and winning. If IBM were in a prize fight, the mainframe would be the main event.

Read the full article here: eWeek   

"Systems revenues increased 20 percent (21 percent, adjusting for currency). Revenues from System z mainframe server products increased 69 percent compared with the year-ago period. Total delivery of System z computing power, as measured in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), increased 58 percent. Revenues from System x increased 18 percent. Revenues from Power Systems increased 2 percent compared with the 2009 period; entry systems revenues were up 30 percent and mid-range systems grew 7 percent. Revenues from System Storage increased 8 percent, and revenues from Retail Store Solutions increased 26 percent year over year. Revenues from Microelectronics OEM increased 30 percent."  

This is from IBM's 4th quarter results. (link IBM)