While Big Blue plans a flurry of POWER6 server launches this year, its competitors stand ready to rain on its parade.
By Lee Kroon
From what sources inside IBM have been saying lately, it looks like we are in for several POWER6 server announcements in the coming months. With that in mind, I'm opening this article with a preview of the first of these launches. After that, I'll discuss what two other industry giants are doing to make their own waves in the System i market. Come with me as we take a somewhat-cinematic look at what our favorite vendors have in store for us.
IBM's Ian Jarman talks with MC Press Online editors and says that while the platform is enhanced to run three operating systems in a virtualized environment, many customers will continue to buy the more traditional solution.
By Chris Smith
The future of the System i may be a virtualized environment that offers customers their choice of operating system platform along with a vast set of applications to meet their specific business needs, but many customers will continue to choose the easily managed and highly integrated computer we know today that runs i5/OS exclusively.