How much storage do you need? How many users?

I'm guessing a POWER 720, 8202-E4C four way might do the trick, and since it's a P05 box the software is not too extreme. The big downside, no expansion chassis on the 4 way. You would also use either VIOS or IBM i to host the secondary partitions. A 720 six way gets you multiple chassis (lots of storage) and such, but it's also a P10 box so the IBM i licenses get a bit more.

Cloud based solution maybe? I hear there are a couple of guys on the list that might have a great solution for you.

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On 1/11/2013 7:47 AM, Richard Schoen wrote:
Once again it's time to start looking at refreshing our IBM i hardware.

I would like to bring in a box that supports at least 2 LPARS and V6R1, possibly V7R1.

Would also like to be able to save/restore the OS and libraries primarily to disk so I can use my network based tape drives to roll to tape.

Anyone have advice on what such a beast might look like and which os the re-used model numbers to choose from:)

All input is appreciated.

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