Dell Chief Executive, Michael Dell said that the speculated ongoing talks between, IBM and Sun Microsystems for a possible takeover will create a very strong business opportunity for Dell.
The CEO reasons that the talks have created apprehensions about the future of Sun’s Solaris based servers and thereby accelerated migration of customers to the servers based on standard industry components, known as x86 servers, considered to be Dell’s competent area of business.
"Just the rumour of IBM potentially purchasing Sun creates an enormous opportunity because all of the Sun accounts are very concerned what will happen to the Solaris platform and Sparc microprocessor," he said. “I think this accelerates the migration (to x86-based servers) and sends a lot of those accounts into an opportunity," added Dell.
Globally Dell is behind HP and IBM in the server market. In the low-end x86 server market, it ranks second behind HP.