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Re: Number of installed AS/400s


  • Subject: Re: Number of installed AS/400s
  • From: Randy Mangham <randym69@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 00:00:30 -0700
  • Organization: Pacific Crest Consulting

fixed

Okay, found my handouts from consultant's seminar last week. The exact wording 
on the
foil (probably didn't spell that right but...) is "600,000+ shipped worldwide".

Somehow, even if some of them were upgrades, etc. I still suspect a much higher 
% of
"shipped" machines are "operating" than the NT server copies MS loves to crow 
about.
Given that I have a client with 3 copies installed and only one in use (and 
that by
ONE user in the payroll dept. whose outside service company required NT server 
even
for a single user) I don't find much credence in MS's numbers.

And as has been pointed out before, a single small AS/400 performs all the 
functions
that it might take a half dozen NT servers to perform since MS warns that each 
NT
server should be used for a single function in order to obtain the highest
reliability.
(Err, excuse me, did I use the words NT server and reliability in the same 
sentence?
Pardon me!!)

Randy Mangham
Pacific Crest Consulting
San Diego, CA


Chuck Lewis wrote:

> "Fisher, Don" wrote:
>
> <--- Stuff Deleted --->
>
> <Don't get me wrong folks.  I'd like to believe that number, but the use of 
>the
> word "installed" rather than "operating" makes me very suspicious.>
>
> But STILL not as bad as "shipped" (i.e. ...versions of NT Server shipped...) 
><BG>
> !!!
>
> Chuck
>
> >
> > Donald R. Fisher, III
> > Project Manager
> > Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company
> > (804) 784-7500 ext. 2124
> > Don.Fisher@HeiligMeyers.com
> > <clip>
> > >Supposedly there are over 500,000 AS/400s installed around the world.
> > <clip>
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