SAP on iseries or SAP on AIX

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IBM iSeries
We are planning to buy SAP ERP for our Insurance company. Which OS would be desirable to give the best out output both in terms of performance and economy.

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SAP on iseries or SAP on AIX

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There are a lot to be considered.

1. You need to first decide the vendor from which you are buying hardware.
2. You need to judge them on the following parameters.
a) Do they have propietory OS?
b) Do the native OS has the native high availability functions – Whether that comes bundled or additionally charged.
3. How strng is their storage technology is?
4. Are you looking for something open system like Linux?
5. You choice then limts only in three (Redhat, Suse, Oracle unbreakable).
6. I do always prefer Sun with Solaris and HP. It is better to assemble some roadside hardwares than to deal with IBM. Seriously and ferociously IBM hardware shouls be the last choice. None of their support and product is strong, especially if storage (lifeline for any SAP landscape) is concern. Except AIX nothing is good as per as IBM is concerned…It includes even tivoli, if used for monitoring solutions.
7. This is the last and lucky question…You should also think about the availability / portablilty of virtualisation…


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  • TomLiotta
    Which platform is more like what your company uses now? Tom
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  • YuVa47
    First, I agree with Tom. Second, why do not ask SAP if you already decided to buy the most expensive solution? YuVa
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  • avi416
    System i or as konwn as AS/400 is the best
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  • 400MYEYE
    Here is my 2 cents. I have been on the AS/400 since it's inception in the late 80's. I have also been a SAP Basis administrator for 11 years on the AS/400. I wouldn't consider anything else to run SAP on,,,why?, because the 400 is one of the most stable platforms out there. It is such a shame that IBM didn't spend more time and money on promoting it. I have been involved with AIX, Windows, Mainframe, and all those other platforms that people have been talked into running SAP on, and still love the 400. But, if you ask 6 people their opinion, you probably will get 6 different opinions. By the way, if you decide to go to the iSeries, I'd be happy to help you out or answer any questions. Cheers, Michael
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  • Wa
    decide your OS with your current Knowledge in the team, who will support the SAP and Storage prefences. Oracle has currently an offer for EXADATA servers (SUN based) with HW OS and ORACLE-DB and SAP installed, otherwise select an good and stable HW with an 7 by 24 Support. then you may install Physical or Virtualized - Linux and SAP with MaxDB, then you will have the best ROI. Monitoring will be done by Solution Manger which required to install and run an SAP Landscape at customer side.
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