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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Navy Needs New Servers for Aegis Cruisers and Destroyers After Chinese Purchase of IBM Line

SM-2 launchThe Navy needs new servers for its upgraded Aegis Combat System after the current IBM line was sold to Chinese computer maker Lenovo.

The $2.1 billion sale closed in October and made Lenovo the number three server maker in the world.

IBM shedding its server business creates a security concern for the U.S. Navy, which included the company’s x86 BladeCenter HT server in its Aegis Technical Insertion (TI) 12.

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