Volume 25, Number 29 -- June 1, 2015
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Power8 Iron Gets New I/O Options
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As part of the rollout of slightly faster processors for the entry Power8 processors and the fleshing out of the high-end of the Power Systems line a month ago, IBM rolled out a bunch of new peripheral features and a new set of peripheral expansion units that will allow for Power8 shops both high and low to expand the amount of PCI-Express 3.0 peripherals that companies can attach to their systems than is currently possible on these machines. READ MORE >

Thoughts On The Power E850 And I/O Contraction
Hey, TPM:

Sorry to be so late making my comment about your very good article concerning the Power E850 and IBM i. I agree with most of what you said in the article. I have had a couple of exciting conversations about the Power E850 with Mark Olson, who is an old friend from my Rochester days. The E850 brings back memories of when I worked for Rochester as the interface with Software Group and we were always two years behind on support for all the WebSphere products. It was all about the optics of being behind, not about the immediate need for the latest versions of the WebSphere products. READ MORE >

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For OpenLegacy, Modernization Is All About the APIs
by Alex Woodie

Modernization means different things to different people. For some in the IBM i space, being modern means adopting a model-view-controller architecture or having a Web user interface, while for others it may mean having a mobile first development strategy or using SQL in the database. For the folks at OpenLegacy, modernization means exposing existing business processes using the emerging lingua franca of network-powered computing: The API. READ MORE >

Maxava Builds On IBM i Sustainability Efforts
by Dan Burger

Corporate citizenship benefits the community. It helps create and maintain a healthy ecosystem for companies that are invested in the IBM i platform and the dedicated, career-oriented people with jobs that are tied to the system. Not everyone has to contribute to the community, but those that do improve the environment for everyone. Maxava, the New Zealand high availability and disaster recovery software vendor, is a shining example of a company actively supporting IBM i sustainability. READ MORE >

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Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
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SQL Query And Report Tool Gets The ProData Treatment

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