Suggestions for modern replacement of AS/400

352420 pts.
Tags:
AS/400 upgrades
Oracle Database
Tape backup
Tape libraries
We are looking to retire our AS/400 machine, what is a suitable replacement? Our aging AS/400 machine is on its last legs. What modern system is a good fit? We have Oracle data on it for our front end server. Everything is backed up to tape library.

Software/Hardware used:
AS/400, tape backup

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Replace with a IBM Power 6 or Power 7 server running IBM i. Should be an easy Migration.

Hope this helps,
Bill Poulin

Discuss This Question: 4  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • TomLiotta
    Note that having the data "backed up" to a tape library won't help unless either the replacement system is a modern System i or the backups were done by programs writing the data in a tapefile format that is generally readable by other platforms. Tom
    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report
  • philpl1jb
    You've probably been told that the AS/400 is obsolete. Your machine may not be cost effecive to keep but that's because it is so good. You want an i series, system i, power 6/7 with OS/400. Phil
    51,355 pointsBadges:
    report
  • WoodEngineer
    There are a number of studies from respected technology-related research companies that show the AS/400 has an excellent total cost of ownership. Might be worth looking for a couple. If memory serves, at least one study is by IDG. Try checking with your IBM business partner for a used IBM i. You can get a killer deal on late model machines that have come off lease. We found that we could get a lot more power and still stay within our budget going this route.
    6,875 pointsBadges:
    report
  • ITKE
    [...] Trying to keep up with the times, we requested some suggestions for a modern replacement for AS/400. Wpoulin, TomLiotta, Philpl1jb and WoodEngineer weighed in. Have any [...]
    0 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following