September 7, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
As this newsletter reported a month ago, IBM has been cutting deals with customers moving from older Power 550 and larger machines based on Power 5, Power5+, and Power6 processors to Power 550/750 machines based on Power6+ and Power7 processors. The deal allows IBM i software licenses bought above and beyond the base OS that is configured with the server to slide from the old to the new box for a modest fee. Now, Big Blue is cutting smaller IBM i shops a break, too.
The deal, called the IBM i License By User offering, is detailed in announcement