• Subject: Re: What About Price vs. Performance?
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 22:30:38 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Scott,

There is no need for a holy war on this topic.

One size -does NOT- fit all. Period.

It does not matter if your flavor is NT/IIS or
OS400/Webserver,Apache,Linux,multiplechoiceGodlikeplatform.

The WinTel platform does, believe it or not, have it's place.  So does
the OS/400 (name de jour hardware) when a company moves beyond being the
biggest fish in the smallest pond.

I recall the original post was in the justification of the cost of an
AS/400 to a small fish in a small pond.  IMHO, there is no way that one
could sell this platform to this audience.  These small fish remain
small enough to go unnoticed.  If they grow, they get eaten by the
bigger (AS/400 users ;-o) fish.


Scott Klement wrote:
> 
> IMHO, the reason for the strange price/performance ratio of the AS/400 as
> a web server is because IBM doesn't recognize the strengths and weaknesses
> of the platform.
> 
<<snip>>
> 
> Oh well... I should stop rambling before I end up starting yet another
> holy war.
> 
> On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Nathan M. Andelin wrote:
>
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