In a recent, internal document, IBM marked the end of the x3650 M2 line as being December of 2010. Some IBM users will remember when the manufacturer ended the production of their x3650s in 2009. By ending a popular product so early, they essentially create a demand on their new, more expensive and more restricted products. That’s typically when most people will go to market with their needs.
What IBM doesn’t realize is that not everyone needs the
latest product immediately after it’s announcement. In fact, companies
that specialize in end of life hardware really have a chance to show
their value in these situations.