A question for software companies that charge an unreasonable fee when you simply change your hardware: what the heck is wrong with you?
Written by Steve Pitcher
I have two new six-core IBM Power Systems S814 boxes on the way to my data center as I write this. These machines will replace our two existing six-core Power Systems 720s that are getting a little long in the tooth. We put them in place in 2010 and got a good four-plus years out of them. With all six cache batteries having been replaced and about six disk drives replaced, she's starting to show her age. Plus we're about ready to move onto a new vendor-supported ERP, replacing our homegrown systems we've built and customized ourselves for the last 40 years or so. Exciting times and a lot of hard work ahead.