• Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT
  • From: "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 10:01:42 -0400

That's a cool story.

My client as 14 NT Servers. I've been here two years; have never had ONE go

They have three AS/400's; had one go down in that time.

Moral: Anecdotal evidence is worthless.

Mike Otey -- remember him? -- writes in a recent issue of SQL Server
magazine of Microsoft's Terra database or whatever. It has 99.9% uptime.

It's getting to the point much like the automobile industry: at some point,
it doesn't much matter what you buy -- the quality is all good.

I have no "religion" concerning servers and OSes.

Except for Linux: I have TRIED to install it on TWO systems at home with no
success. Even had a Linux "guru" try it. It ain't ready for Prime Time,


-- Don Schenck

-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS) [mailto:bvstone@taylorcorp.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 3:25 PM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT


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!

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