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.

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[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
cloud?

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
workstations.

But I still develop in house for it, still configure it, etc.



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