I am a very strong backer of our beloved machine but in regards to the
Laughing Boardroom ad campaign (which I loved at the time); it just
isn't that accurate any more. I'm sitting here with the iSeries in a
room just behind me and it's joined by 4 Windows servers and one Linux
server and there is just little ole me :-)


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nathan Andelin
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2009 11:50 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Getting a new IBM i - need advice

Yeah, there may be cases where IBM would do better to cut component
prices to reflect the commodity nature of hardware - rely more on
software and services to generate revenue. They've been going in that
direction for some time, but may not be where they need to be.

Nevertheless, IBM and business partners still make a good case for
reducing TCO by consolidating workloads on a single server.

IBM's "Laughing Boardroom" ad campaign made a good point about the
additional "staff" requirements, associated with distributed
architecture. When users experience poor performance with Web
applications, does that mean you need to beef up application servers,
database servers, load-balancers, storage servers, or to reconfigure and
redeploy application components differently? Distributed architecture
is more costly to manage.


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