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July 8, 2009  5:43 PM

Running IBM i on the JS23 and JS43 blade servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM i, Operating systems, System i blade servers

IBM has just released a Redbook with detailed implementation instructions for JS23 and JS43 IBM BladeCenter blade servers. The 594-page guide (yes, 594) is good both for an overall look at the IBM BladeCenter platform, as well as...

May 29, 2009  3:02 PM

New IBM Redbook on IBM i v6.1 security

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems

The IBM i OS (previously i5/OS) is known as one of the more secure operating platforms, but that doesn't prevent users running the System i from suffering security lapses. Most of these lapses happen not because of the security technology on the platform, but often because the people running the...

May 28, 2009  2:31 PM

The Smart Cube i now on sale in the U.S.

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware, System i software

We reported on the IBM Smart Cube i back in December, noting that IBM seemed to want to keep the product secret from many, though it was rolling it out mainly in India. The Smart Cube is almost...

December 11, 2008  8:44 AM

The Smart Cube: so smart you can’t see it

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware, System i software

David Vasta at the System i Blogger blog wonders what all this talk about the new IBM Smart Cube is:

The Smart Cube from IBM has been getting lots of talk around the...

November 24, 2008  2:19 PM

Performance tuning the AS/400: Fault rates and pools

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Operating systems, System management

A recently published tip on performance tuning the AS/400 was created to respond to reader feedback. Raymond Johnson answered a series of questions submitted by a reader, and since publication, the...

October 16, 2008  7:58 AM

Open letter from Ross Mauri

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, Power processor, System i hardware

Ross Mauri, the general manager of IBM Power Systems, recently wrote an open letter to the System i community. The point of the letter was to update System i users on the state of the platform, and perhaps to ease some of their...

September 18, 2008  6:39 AM

Some System i product news

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, Operating systems, System i printing, System i software, System management

This is courtesy of the Four Hundred Stuff report from IT Jungle:

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September 4, 2008  8:54 AM

Linux wins in straight sets over AIX and System i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Logical partitions, Open Source, Operating systems, Power processor, System i hardware

Every year IBM issues a press release touting its IT support for the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. In past years, they have always talked about...

August 21, 2008  10:12 AM

ISVs sluggish on getting their apps ready for IBM i 6.1 (V6R1)?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i software

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner have an interesting article this month in the IBM Systems Magazine about how some independent software vendors have been a little behind the eight ball in getting their applications ready for IBM...

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August 7, 2008  7:51 AM

System i news roundup – 8/7/08

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor, Operating systems, System management

  • IBM designates PTF security group for i OS: For years, IBM has stuck System i operating system program temporary fixes (PTFs) into other groups. Now it has its own, which could help i users find the PTFs they need instead...

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