Why is IBM AS400 Still Relevant?

The IBM AS400 (Application System 400) was introduced in 1988 as a family of mid-range business computing models and has evolved to the present day. Along with the future iterations of the system (IBM iSeries, System i and current Power i Systems), the range is perhaps the most successful business computing platform of all time. The IBM AS400 runs the…

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IBM X6 Server Solutions

We are very excited about the latest announcements from IBM with regards to IBM X6 servers and now IBM are delivering on the promises made, with X6 hardware now available in both 4-socket and 8-socket rack configurations - PLUS X6 solutions for SAP Hana, VMWare vCloud, Microsoft Hyper-V and more. These IBM X6 servers offer extraordinary performance for big data,…

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IBM Announce Withdrawal of POWER7+

From 20th November 2015 - IBM will withdraw from marketing most of the Power 7+ range of Servers, model upgrades, associated features and feature conversions. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM. This leaves only the IBM Power 720, p260 and p460 nodes being sold after November 2015. Either,…

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21 Shopping Days To Get Your IBM POWER8

With only 21 business shopping days to Christmas I was trying to pen a list on behalf of Recarta to the great man. I was just about to request a new server for our Managed Services and what do you know, Christmas came early as a shiny new IBM POWER8 rolled into our data centre. Working with a wealth of…

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IBM Power Systems: How can I benefit when using IBM Power systems?

For customers with IBM Power systems, The IBM EXP30 SSD chassis makes it more compelling than ever for data centre managers to consider SSDs when upgrading or adding mass storage to their data centres. The reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) and ease of upgrading for future enhancements to the key I/O adapter (accelerator) and SSD technology within the drawer also contribute…

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POWER8 Enterprise: Introducing the Next Generation!

For over two decades, businesses have relied on Power Systems to deliver industry leading solutions to meet their technology requirements. The new IBM POWER8 Enterprise Systems provide the next level of innovation with efficient and rapid response to workload demands, enabling consistently high service levels across hundreds of virtual workloads on a single system. Join us and IBM for a…

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POWER8 is ready – are you?

Earlier this year IBM revealed the future with the announcement of their POWER8 processor. That announcement, on 23 April 2014, sparked a lot of interest and enthusiasm in the Power Systems community. For some organisations, the question is never about if they will upgrade their current systems to POWER8, but rather how fast they can get there. When you are…

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