Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware
David Vasta, over at our sister blog at IT Knowledge Exchange, has a post there about how he overheard an ad on the radio for the System i Express server. Considering how one of the beefs from System i users is that IBM doesn’t market the platform enough, this is decent news.
Vasta said IBM should have thrown in the starting price — $8,000 — in the ad as well, to get Microsoft and Dell to “shake in their boots.” He also takes the opportunity to bash Windows Server, saying it’s basically just a big desktop computer.
Needless to say, it’s good to see that IBM is still actively selling the System i, seeing as it’s been pushing quite hard on all its other platforms (especially System p) in recent months.