[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Tue Oct 30 19:37:02 UTC 2018
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Mark Rousell wrote:
> On 30/10/2018 17:14, Simon Matter wrote:
> Yup. When I looked at IBM Power machines before (maybe about a year ago,
> not sure), there was actually a pricing tool on the website. You could go
> through various options for machines (GPUs, CPUs, storage, memory, etc.)
> and get a price. Annoyingly I didn't record detailed pricing info but, as
> I recall, the prices were painful but not totally out of
> comparison with high end x86-64 servers from HPE and the like. I wish I'd
> kept the quotes now.
>> IBM has the chance to change this now.
> It would be nice if they would. But I think it be a very big step for
> them to willingly reduce prices unless and until other vendors can undercut
> them in a large enough scale. But it seems that a lot of people in larger
> businesses still like the security of "IBM" (even if they choose to run
> Linux on the boxes).
Unless I'm misremembering, these are midway between small server and
mainframe. I just did a search, and only found used systems, never new,
and they were all "refurbed", starting at $1500, and going up to $22k...
and still refurbed.

I think my guess of new, > $100k is about right.