I am all for Blades. I think POWER Blades are great and make so much sense. Chris points that all out and that customers are moving to blades.
“IBM’s new IBM i and POWER6-based BladeCenters are gaining ground, though I don’t have any hard numbers I can share. What is interesting, though, is the convergence of competitive pricing between traditional smaller IBM i systems with BladeCenter-based options. I recently spoke with Ian Jarman, IBM’s Manager of Power Systems Software, and Craig Johnson, IBM’s Power Systems product manager for IBM i, PHP and MySQL, who brought up a couple of points I want to share.”