I don't recall any comment about which model or OS release your organization
is using so this may not be relevant, but...
Within the last year I did some work for a friend that worked at a company
that wondered how to replace their IBM i Server. That is, whether to go to
SQL Server or Oracle. I don't know anything about either, but my friend
wanted me to look at their current system.
Turned out it was a Model 150 running V4Rx. The "complaint" was that the
IBM system was just too slow. They had >20 users hanging off of it. So I
suggested checking with a BP to get a quote on a Power 7 system. I was told
that that just confirmed how "old" the "AS/400" is. I was told this by an
executive that had bought a new PC within the last year running Win7 because
the older PC was inadequate today.
Summary: People think nothing about upgrading their PCs (usually by
replacing them), but somehow IBM i servers are different; i.e., they should
just run forever as is. I hate idiots.
Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
If a man speaks deep in the forest and there is no woman there to hear him;
is he still wrong?