Gartner Research

The Future of IBM Power

Published: 28 July 2010

ID: G00201704

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss


As x86 server technologies continue to gain market share, the Unix/RISC/Itanium market will be in steady decline. IBM is in a strong position and likely to be the most successful in capitalizing on its Unix position.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Scenario A: IBM Power With a Positive, Thriving Future
  • Scenario B: IBM Power Comes Under Pressure and Becomes a Slowly Declining Legacy
  • How Scenario B (Rise of x86 and Decline of Power) Subdues Scenario A (Thriving AIX Market)
  • What Can Derail Scenario B
  • Bottom Line

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