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Re: Number of installed AS/400s


  • Subject: Re: Number of installed AS/400s
  • From: Randy Mangham <randym69@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 19:54:14 -0700
  • Organization: Pacific Crest Consulting

fixed

YEAH! Have you seen the recent MS ads for NT 4.0 Workstation bragging that NT is
THREE times more stable than Win 95? They don't mention that according to an
industry consulting group the AS/400 is FORTY THREE times more reliable than NT
4.0!! (Actually this survey was done with, I believe, only 160 sites since
according to Rochester the reliability number based on 80,000 plus systems in 
the
US that report weekly via PM/400 is actually higher!)

Now, the REAL question is how many actual attached USERS are being supported by
AS/400 servers vs. Win NT servers? MS has sold a lot of licenses but given that
the average NT server supports far fewer users than an AS/400 (and with far, far
higher downtime), I'd venture that far more people get productive work done on
AS/400's every day. (Including MS and its 23 AS/400s worldwide running the bread
and butter distribution and financial systems. Frank Soltis can't crow enough
about THAT!!)

Randy Mangham
Pacific Crest Consulting
San Diego, CA


"Stone, Brad V (TC)" wrote:

> This is a chuckler, Bob.  The reason he doesn't think there are that many is
> because he doesn't hear about them.  We hear about NT boxes every time they
> crash.
>
> Bradley V. Stone
> Taylor Corporation - OASIS Programmer/Analyst
> bvstone@taylorcorp.com
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bob Luebbe [SMTP:bluebbe@conn2000.com]
> > Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 12:46 PM
> > To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:      Number of installed AS/400s
> >
> > Supposedly there are over 500,000 AS/400s installed around the world.
> >
> > Is there a document on the internet that verifies this number.  Also, it
> > would be nice to see a count of AS/400 installations by U.S. state and by
> > foreign country.
> >
> > I got into an argument with a NT guy that wouldn't believe it when I told
> > him there was that many AS/400s out there.  I would like to show him
> > something that backs me up.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Bob Luebbe
> > CONNECTIONS 2000
> >
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