Reflections on IBM i 7.1 As It Nears Its 7th Birthday

There’s a birthday coming up for a dear old friend and it presents an opportunity for reflection. On April 23, IBM i 7.1 will reach its 7-year milestone as a supported operating system. If IBM announced an end to 7.1 support today, it will have been the longest fully supported release in the history of [...]

Linux on Power Delivers Industry-Leading Performance at the Right Price

When many IT professionals hear that a workload runs on Power Systems, they automatically wonder if it is hosted on IBM i or AIX. Did you know that in addition to the ‘Watson’ application, there are over 2,500 Linux-based applications that are tested and run natively on the Power Systems platform? As the Linux Enterprise [...]

IT Jungle: Sirius Scopes The IBM i Power Systems Market

Stoked by Power7 and Power7+ server sales and growing interest in PureFlex pre-integrated infrastructure, storage developments, and the emergence of managed systems, Stan Staszak of Sirius Computer Solutions is a happy guy. Staszak, the director of Power Systems solutions at Sirius, describes 2013 at the halfway point as "one of the best years we've seen [...]