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"plurality should not be posited without necessity"

When we work with customers on HA solutions we find those who use mostly or exclusively IBM i are successful VERY frequently. Those with many platforms allegedly 'integrated' rarely are. With many moving parts it's simply much more difficult to track all of the moving parts and assuring each one is appropriately backed up, maintained, replicated it.

Should every company strive to run 100% of everything on IBM i? As awesome as that sounds it's likely just not a workable option. But it's also very shortsighted to willy nilly just throw up another server with some freeware bits and a database connection. In the end that thing needs to be maintained, documented, and dealt with in recovery and HA situations. Likely a little more research to select a solution running on an existing platform pays off in the long run.

Said another way: "Those who do not adhere to Ockham's razor are condemned to be cut by it."

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 11/19/2017 1:24 PM, Richard Schoen wrote:
You approve of technology segregation and you wish you didn't have that segregation ?

I'm not 100% clear on your position other than I think what you're trying to say is you perhaps want everything on IBMi perhaps ?

Very few shops run purely on IBMi these days.

I have a 30+ yr fondness for the IBMi and 24 yrs of development history on the Windows platform and it seems the IBMi only days are pretty much gone now.

Now it's about integration. Integrating multiple platforms is more the norm and it would be nice to see teams work more together.

Would be interesting to talk with your team and hear reasoning.

I approve of that difference; I wish I worked in an integrated shop.


Richard Schoen
Director of Document Management
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message: 3
date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:52:12 -0500
from: Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] C# decryption port to Power i

On 18 November 2017 at 22:51, Richard Schoen <Richard.Schoen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just as an FYI, your .Net or network team doesn't have to spin up anything for you to develop a .Net web service.

You don't work in my organisation.
The RPG team here is forbidden by my boss' boss from working with .NET.

Curiosity and google will get you there without bothering them until it's time to deploy to prod.

The RPG team here is forbidden by my boss' boss from working with .NET, especially in production.

Not sure what you?re alluding to with Vive la difference - (an expression of approval of difference, especially that between the sexes.) ?

The RPG team here is forbidden by my boss' boss from working with .NET.
Different organisations have different situations, and will come to a different conclusion.
I approve of that difference; I wish I worked in an integrated shop.


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