One the advantages of having an as/400 is that you only need one box.

True. But you need to balance that against the fact that one of the
disadvantages of having an as/400 is you only have one box. Upgrading?
Patching? Crashed? You're entire enterprise is offline. Smart?

Windows is not powerful enough to support a
database and application server on one box.

Whether you could or not (you could do some crazy things with a 64-way
machine w/2TB of memory) that's not the Windows model. Like it or not,
it's not the model. You can rant about it all you want, it's not the
model. Am I getting through? It's not the model. Complaining about the
fact that you wouldn't do it all on one machine (note I said "wouldn't"
not "couldn't") is like having a McLaren-Mercedes F1 racer and
complaining you can't use it to pick up a plant at Home Depot, it's
simply not the model!


Walden H Leverich III
Tech Software
(516) 627-3800 x3051

Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
(Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)

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