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.
Written by Chris Smith
Editor's Note: I'm traveling this week, but below is one of my more popular articles, which first appeared in the March 17, 2008, issue of MC Systems Insight. It is an interview with Ian Jarman, manager of IBM Power Systems Software, in which Jarman lays out the future of the Power Systems platform, including RPG and IBM i OS, as envisioned by IBM. We invite readers to express their views in the MC Press Online forums about whether the vision expressed here more than a year and a half ago is coming to pass or whether there have been more abrupt changes in direction of the platform.