It is the only platform that was initially conceived and designed for business solutions.
Cost of ownership is significantly lower than Windows, Linux or Unix platforms (please see 2011 IDC report here ).
This means more reliability, less staff, less support costs and longer asset life than other platforms. With the i operating system running on POWER systems the upgrade options for disk and processing power are almost endless. This gives business the flexibility to grow with the infrastructure and systems they have without ploughing capital into server additions and replacements.
The AS/400 and iSeries have a tradition of “set and forget” which means the boring black box or rack in the corner of the data centre just keeps running the critical processes at the heart of the business without viruses, tinkering, disk crashes or component failures causing costly disruption and lost customers.
Now with i on POWER hardware, all options are on the table, including virtualization to allocate your IT resources to the right processes at the right time. This is without compromising on the tradition of the cherished reputation of the AS/400 and iSeries platforms.
For more information please refer to the IBM i web pages here or contact us..