Simple answer: IBM's fee structure. I had the same battle with a client
that had upgraded their windoze servers to 4 TERABYTES of DASD for less than
$2k and were getting some HUGE quote from IBM for the iSeries side.

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Aaron Bartell
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 11:46 AM
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Subject: Re: Getting a new IBM i - need advice

I received another offline email where the suggested possibility is to use
"off brand" memory for significantly less money than what IBM is asking.
The below URL get's me 8GB of memory for $279 vs. $2,880 for the same 8GB -
what's wrong with this picture???!!! - note that they guarantee that this
memory will work.

Does doing this void any warranties?

BTW, I have also added Rational Team Concert for i to the list of software
to include. For 5 roaming developers plus the server side component this
would normally run $71,000 - ouch mamma. I wish IBM would go towards the way of licensing.

Aaron Bartell

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