From where IBM sits, Oracle and HP can keep their corporate slugfest going as long as they want. The venerable computing company is gloating that the first three quarters of 2010 have seen a record number of new customers abandon the company’s rivals and sign up for its Power Systems offering.
Over the past four years, IBM’s Migration Factory has snared more than 1,500 clients from Oracle and Sun, and more than 1,000 from HP, the company claims. This year alone, IBM has enjoyed more than 800 migrations, many of which came from Oracle/Sun or HP. Then again, analysts point out that the market is fluid and customers frequently decamp from one firm for another. Datamation takes a look.
IBM said its Migration Factory program continues to pay big dividends as the computer giant reported a record number of new customers last quarter from competitors HP and Oracle.
A quarterly record 286 customers migrated to IBM (NYSE: IBM) Power Systems from competitors in the third quarter, including 172 from Oracle/Sun and 95 from HP, the company said. IBM also said it set a record for the first three quarters of 2010 with almost 800 migrations, over 200 more than all of 2009.