You can certainly do that today. Lots of companies stick a machine in an IBM
or other company data center.
I have clients who are using the iCluster feature to have a hot site backup
at their software vendor's shop. I personally think the 12 grand they're
paying per year is nuts, since you can get a second machine and DR software
for less than that, in terms of payback.
Unfortunately, they signed up for 5 year contracts before they contacted me.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:56 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Can I do my i from the cloud
Brainstorming in management meeting today.
Instead of getting new Power 7 HW to replace our Power 5 HW, is the
state-of-the-universe such that we could entertain putting our i in the
What I mean is, no i, no physical windows servers here, it's all out there
somewhere. The only HW here is printers, displays, thin clients, and PC
But I still develop in house for it, still configure it, etc.
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