On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 18:31, Ingvaldson,
Scott<scott.ingvaldson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It is important to keep the raw numbers in context. ÂI would guess that
it's true that the number of installed units is dropping, but more
likely due to consolidation than customers fleeing the platform.

Consolidation is happening on all platforms, though not just on the
IBM i. Virtualization has cut heavily in low-cost System x servers
like the x3250, with higher priced servers like the x3650/x3850/x3950
series becoming more interesting. Virtualization has also spiked
interest into SANs


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