October 18, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
How big and healthy is the base of customers for the IBM i operating system and its related Power Systems platform? Those are two questions that are very difficult to get answers to except in very special moments when some IBMer somewhere makes a slip of the tongue–or intentionally lets the data out to try to comfort the multitudes in AS/400 Land. Depending on how you want to look at it, the latest numbers tossed around by IBM can be chilling or comforting.
First, let’s get the number out there for the size of the AS/400-iSeries-System i-Power Systems running IBM