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The Register: IBM Pitches eServer iSeries to Wider User Base

Feb 21, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The IBM eServer iSeries platform, formerly known as AS/400, is very highly regarded by those who work with it day in and day out...

"The server has achieved almost cult status within its existing user base, but has been seen as being a 'niche' tool by those unfamiliar with its capabilities. Recent announcements by IBM may succeed in giving the iSeries a significant boost in its appeal to a much broader user base.

"For a start, it is worthwhile noting that Big Blue has simplified the offerings across much of the server's range and introduced some new offerings. To tempt small to medium sized organisations the company has introduced the i810 and iSeries 800. In the medium to large enterprise sector, IBM has announced details of new Power4 based servers, namely the i825, i870 and i890 systems. These machines are supplied with extra processors to provide 'on/off capacity on demand' capabilities and a suite of IBM e-business software (including DB2) and management tools included in the bundle..."

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