Interestingly, I had chat with our IBM rep and he had mentioned that they would be able to deliver a Shark Tank SAN to us ahead of time because they have a SURPLUS of processors and drives.

He was mentioning this because IBM had projected manufacturing requirments, but had over stated their needs.

So I don't think it is a issue with them.
Now on the otherhand, in Canada I had no problems getting a XBOX 360 for my nephew, and here in Ireland there was absolutly no problems getting one here. No line up no anything.