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Sep 3 2009   1:24PM GMT

Yes, there are still new System i customers

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Craig Johnson, product manager for System i, writes that yes, despite some pessimistic claims, IBM is still securing new System i customers.

Johnson writes in particular about German distributor Svendsen, which migrated its business applications from x86 to System i:

In the words of Lutz Ilgner, CEO, “For the same price as the proposed Intel architecture, we purchased a single, more powerful and scalable Power Systems server, with all the characteristic advantages of IBM i: legendary reliability, high resilience against viruses, and the built-in IBM DB2 database.” Learn more about Svendsen.

As you might expect, the majority of our new customers are small and mid-sized businesses. This has been the case for 30-plus years. Some of these customers grow to become very large enterprises. For example, one of our customers started with one warehouse and a single S/38 and has grown to having more than 500 warehouses supported by six POWER6 servers. This is something that sets us apart; we offer a great solution for small business and can protect application investments and scale if a small business turns into a mid-sized or large enterprise.

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  • harisudhan21
    As long as there are new customers, all of us working in this platform are glad... thanks a ton for the information
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  • Philky001
    Good to hear, unfortunately, too late for me. Maybe this is happening in Europe, but in the USA, we see more and more shops leaving. I am busy leaning and working with SQL Server now.
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  • budimlic
    System i rocks.
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  • Teandy
    Philky001, Sorry to hear that, but it dosen't happen just in the Europe. Each time we aquire a new division, one of the first things we do is get them off of their x86 based package(s) and move them to our 525.
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  • PSUmba
    My company has helped set up several new system i users in the past few months. The key is for top management to see the economics of i vs the alternatives!
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  • Ibmiguru
    For all of you who want to continue to see more and more new IBM i customers join the iManifest initiative in Japan, the European Union or the U.S. Get the word out and getting more NEW IBM i customers is one of their prime objectives. For more info... or
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