IBM Rejiggers PowerVM And AIX Prices
June 3, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Prices on the AIX variant of Unix from IBM and the PowerVM server virtualization hypervisor that is used to slice up Power Systems iron so it can run multiple copies of AIX, IBM i, or Linux have been tweaked.
In announcement letter 313-045, IBM says prices on AIX and PowerVM have been both raised and lowered, depending on the feature and edition. As usual, it is very tough sorting out what the product feature codes mean in these price changes, but I took a whack at it:
The price changes took effect on May 28. The only reason I bring it up really is to make you feel better. See, AIX guys sometimes have to pay higher prices, too. And remember, IBM tried to jack up Software Maintenance prices on IBM i earlier this year and rescinded those hikes. So, it could be worse for IBM i shops.