August 14, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Just a little over three years ago, when IBM was rolling out the final phases of its first-generation of Power5-based “Squadron” servers, the company began talking about two new kinds of OS/400 servers. Both machines, the Capacity BackUp (CBU) Edition and High Availability (HA) Edition sought to offer standardized iSeries platforms with built-in low prices for customers who wanted to do high availability clustering and offsite disaster recovery. Last week, after much input from customers, IBM substantially changed how it packages and sells the CBU Edition.
As readers of this newsletter already know, IBM actually started rejiggering the CBU line-up