Wednesday, January 23, 2013

IBM Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

I used to write about the financial results of IBM from time to time, but it's been a while. Why now again ? Well, I must admit, with the economical crisis and all the pessimistic talk about the mainframe, I'm at least a bit surprised about the excellent results of System z. So, next time people tell you the mainframe is dead or is only bought by the largest banks, you can at least refer to this quote :
"Total systems revenues(...) increased 4 percent. Revenues from System z mainframe server products increased 56 percent compared with the year-ago period; revenue in the growth markets increased 68 percent. Total delivery of System z computing power, as measured in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), increased 66 percent versus the prior year and represented the largest MIPS shipment quarter in the company’s history. New workload specialty engines, including Linux, represented one-half of the MIPS shipped".
56 percent ? So, the new zEC12 has really been a success so far. And the growth is even larger in the growth markets, so this is even better news. That can only leave us curious about what 2013 will bring us . . .

Oh, by the way, you can find the full press release over here.

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