I heard a representative of IBM state that what made a system i, system
p, and soon a system z was the operating system installed, the hardware
was essentially the same.

So, this story is not really surprising to me.


Joel B. Harvell
Food Lion, LLC
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Keith Carpenter
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:17 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: itjungle: Bye Bye System p and i, Hello Power Systems

Eric Lehti wrote:

<snip> A rebranding of the merged System i and System p product
lines,
perhaps to a single Power Systems brand, would seem to make sense.

Definitely. The last re-branding was unnecessary but fortunately will
be forgotten soon enough.

It should be far easier for IBM to market and sell a common hardware
line. The case for i5/OS (or whatever it will be called) remains, but
should get resistance now that it can be said it's just software that
runs on a "unix" server.

I don't care what they call i5/OS or how they market it (OS, App Server,

etc.) as long as it sells.


Keith




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