Does Your IBM i OS Matter? I Think So
February 6, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Here at The Four Hundred, we search far and wide and look high and low for things that matter to your Power Systems-IBM i shop. We may wander off on a tangent or two here and there as we think about the IT market (especially in the As I See It and Mad Dog 21/21 columns, which have this wandering as their purpose), but we take pride in the fact that we always bring it on home.
I don’t mean to pick. Really I don’t. But it really bothers me when IBM completely forgets about the IBM i operating system.
Here’s a case in point. I am wandering around the Power Systems subsite on the IBM web site, and I come across this question:
To which I thought to myself, “Hell, yeah it matters.”
And so I clicked the link. And what did I see? This:
I am all for IBM contracting with a company called Solitaire Interglobal to use data from more than 43,260 organizations (why do they always say “more than” and give a slightly rounded number instead of just saying the actual number?) about the satisfaction levels they have with AIX on Power, Linux on X86, and Windows on X86. But you’re IBM, and you have literally billions of dollars and a vested interest in the IBM i platform, and you don’t think to make sure IBM i on Power is not part of this comparison?
Really, IBM. Really?