• Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 14:24:32 -0500

Roger,

I couldn't have said better or more eloquently myself.  Bravo!

Still reminds me of an idea our Network group had.  

1. Get a whiteboard and put it on the outside door of the computer room.
2. List every server in the room.
3. When the server goes down, put a hash mark next to the server name.

After a few weeks, the AS/400 had one hash mark (someone must have tripped
over the UPS cord or something.)  All the other servers (NT) had dozens of
hash marks.  Which brings us to the last part of the idea...

4. Take the whiteboard down before the AS/400 people see it.

True story!

Bradley V. Stone
BVS/Tools
http://www.bvstools.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Boucher [mailto:RBoucher@stanpac.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 1:01 PM
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT
> 
> 
> Price tags.
>  
> We bought an AS/400 which runs the software that runs our business.
> We hired one guy (me) to make modifications to that software 
> and to keep the
> machine running.
> I haven't told them yet that it essentially runs itself.
> =)
>  
> How much is a good night's sleep worth?
>  
> We installed an NT network.
> Hired a network guy.
> Expanded it.
> Hired another guy to keep it up and running.
> Expanded it.
> Hired another guy to keep it up and running.
> All to keep our email flowing...
> Our browsers browsing...
> And our users clicking...
> We hired a paging service so we can get ahold of the network 
> guys when the
> network goes down.
> Or the email.
> Or the internet.
> I, by the way, do not have a pager.
> More servers...
> We need more servers...
> Redundancy...
> More hires...
> Expanded the computer room.
> We hired an administrative assistant to keep track of all the service
> requests for them.
> I feel left out.
>  
> Thank God the software which runs our business runs on an AS/400...
> Because that way, everybody (except the network guys of 
> course) can sleep at
> night.
>  
> When talking about price tags, is one refering to how much 
> you buy something
> for... or how much you pay?
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leland, David [mailto:dleland@Harter.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 6:11 AM
> To: 'midrange-l@midrange.com'
> Subject: AS/400 vs. NT
> 
> 
> 
> Did any others read the most recent Monday Morning update 
> from Midrange
> Computing?  The following quote from the "fellow AS/400 
> militant" was very
> surprising to me.  Does your company feel the same way?  Ours 
> doesn't.  We
> take reliability over price tag (within reason).
> 
> "I'll be honest here.  Five nines for reliability is not as 
> important to my
> company as six zeroes on the price tag is." 
> 
> Dave 
> 
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