IBM’s Power hardware is also growing, with fourth quarter revenue up by 8 percent. With Power, IBM is continuing to serve it Unix customers, though Unix is not where the growth lies.
“We introduced low-end Linux-based Power systems to capture the growing Linux market, and are building an IP stream through the OpenPOWER ecosystem,” Schroeter said. “Even though the Unix market is declining, by delivering innovation and repositioning the platform, our Power systems have grown four quarters in a row. This is a good example of how we transform ourselves.”