Rob--- A bit of a difference though... one Windows box can't run
everything like the 400 can, so now you virtualize a dozen or more half
idle Windows boxen of doom otherwise they fill up the server room :-)


There is a lot of that consolidation going on. We went from darn near 24
units down to 3. Granted, a minority were sold with a division.

There's a lot of consolidation in the windows world also with vmware and
whatnot. Making a difference here. You go from several servers to a
blade center with many of the blades running vmware.

Rob Berendt
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From:
"Ingvaldson, Scott" <scott.ingvaldson@xxxxxxxxxx>
To:
"Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:
09/03/2009 12:41 PM
Subject:
RE: Who is telling stories out of turn?
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It is important to keep the raw numbers in context. I 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.

A previous employer had five production and two test systems when I
started working there. Before I left they had consolidated down to one
test and one production system and now they have both test and prod on
an LPARed 520. The iSeries there also absorbed the workloads from two
Windows based Domino servers.

IIRC these included a 640, a 720, a 620, a 400, a 500 and 2 170's. I'm
guessing that's close to $2M worth of hardware consolidated down to a
single $50K box.

Regards,

Scott Ingvaldson
Senior IBM Support Specialist
Midwest Region Data Center
Fiserv.


-----Original Message-----
From: Hoteltravelfundotcom [mailto:hoteltravelfun@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 11:04 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Who is telling stories out of turn?

I wish it were true that the platform is gaining new customers. I mean
in a strong sense not one here or there. I would love to come back to
it, that is why I still subscribe to the mail lists.

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Trevor Perry <trevor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A recent discussion here made some assertions about the future of IBM
i that several people refuted. A blog entry at IBM Systems Magazine
helps us understand some of the actual truths, as opposed to rumor and

speculation.

Read more here:
http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/you_and_i/2009/08/new-customers.html

Of course, someone else decided it was reporting worthy, but changed
the name to protect the histerical.

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/iseries/yes-there-are-still-
new-sy
stem-i-customers/

Er... Sorry, I meant histOrical.
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