August 6, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The advent of the PowerLinux machines back in April, which have discounted Linux and PowerVM hypervisor software and substantially discounted memory and disk storage prices compared to the plain vanilla Power Systems machines in which they are based, got me to thinking about software pricing. And that, as we all know, is a dangerous thing. And it turns out, compared to AIX and DB2 for Unix shops, customers using entry Power Systems-IBM i machines are, at least at list prices, getting quite a deal.
Shhhh. Don’t tell IBM.
No one was more surprised than me to figure this out.