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June 27, 2007  8:33 AM

Creditz signs $1.1 million System i deal with IBM

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
iSeries software, System i hardware

Creditz, which creates digital rewards cards for consumers, has signed a $1.1 million deal with IBM that includes the purchase of IBM System i servers. The iSeries hardware is just a portion of the deal, which also includes the purchase of WebSphere and DB2 software as well as managed services...

June 20, 2007  9:34 AM

Comparing the System i to Unix boxes

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

In this detailed article, Timothy Prickett Morgan from IT Jungle compares System i price and performance to Unix boxes from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. I suggest reading the story if you want all the dirty details,...

June 6, 2007  8:06 AM

In-depth review of the 515

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

Lukas Beeler over at his blog on has a close look at the System i 515, one of the new System i machines that IBM...

June 5, 2007  1:19 PM

System i with a prettier face?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
iSeries Blunders, System i hardware

Got this from an AS/400, iSeries and System i systems integrator: That's right, it's a System i 570 (notice TYPE is 9406-570), but the faceplate clearly and proudly says "System p5." Is this the...

May 30, 2007  6:51 AM

IBM: Spend now, not later

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

IBM is offering promotions to coax System i shops into buying new boxes now rather than waiting for the Power6-based System i to hit shelves next year.

The promotion, which includes upgrade and trade-in offers, ends on Nov....

May 23, 2007  7:14 AM

Why Power6 news is focused around System p

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor, System i hardware

The IBM Power6 processor news hit this week, and in case you hadn't seen it, it's all about the System p. Sure, System i got a quick mention in some stories because its Power6-based systems...

May 16, 2007  9:04 AM

IBM going green

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

IBM announced last week that it plans to redirect $1 billion of its earnings each year to increase data center energy efficiency.

Data center efficiency, along with the power and cooling...

May 16, 2007  8:52 AM

Windows and System i: a match made in purgatory?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

The System i Network references a Forrester report on one of its stories looking at the integration of Windows and System i. Though doing so might be a good idea,...

May 9, 2007  6:35 AM

Gartner reports on System i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, System i hardware

In the past week, Gartner has come out with a couple short reports on the System i. The first examines what MySQL could do for System i, concluding that it will help the popularity of System i...

April 25, 2007  7:33 AM

More user feedback on new System i boxes

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

These longer, more detailed comments at the System i Network are even better than the previous post, in my humble opinion. In this installment, users wonder aloud about the 40-user cap with the 515 machine....

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