IBM Chasing $20B Linux Server Market With Power Systems

IBM is in the midst of a major transformation in its systems business as it moves away from x86. Part of that transformation involves refocusing the company’s Linux strategy to be centered on IBM’s Power Systems, an effort that Doug Balog, general manager of IBM Power Systems, is helping to lead.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Balog explains where he sees the largest growth opportunity for Power and what IBM is doing to position itself competitively against Intel. Balog said the Power is still aiming to grab share from Intel Itanium-based and Oracle Sparc-based systems, but that’s not where the largest opportunity currently exists.