This IDC study provides residual value forecasts for IBM System x servers. The study explains the current market conditions that are affecting the value of used hardware on the secondary market and the future technological changes that will further impact these values. We explore the factors impacting the SIAS market and the price/performance increases expected over the next several years. This information helps those that invest in System x hardware assess their risk and provides guidance on the amount of residual value that is expected to be realized at the end of lease term.
"IBM continues to focus on delivering high-performance, scalable servers in the System x line, which contributes to its growth and presence in this important market. The new systems IBM has rolled out will be the hardware foundation for the next several years." — Jennifer Koppy, research manager, IDC's Technology Valuation Service