October 16, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
For a couple of months now, executives in IBM‘s System i division have been hinting that there were plans afoot for stretching the Capacity BackUp (CBU) variants of the i5 line down into the entry part of the product catalog. And last week, that is exactly what IBM did.
The Capacity BackUp servers were originally announced as a hot-standby machine to support data and application replication workloads and do pretty much nothing else. Because they did nothing else, they cost a lot less than a regular Enterprise Edition iSeries or i5 box. But, customers wanted IBM to make some