Frank Soltis, the chief scientist of System i, said that a new entry-level System i will be hitting the streets soon and is aimed to compete with smaller Windows and Linux servers. Soltis was a keynote speaker at a recent user group meeting.
He also said that IBM this year will introduce a new System i5 595 as well as a System i box with the new Power 6 processor technology.
Next week, I’m heading to an IBM event announcement in Cambridge, Mass. There is plenty of mention of SMBs and ISVs in the invitation, so it’s a good bet this could be System i-related. Stay tuned.