IBM i

For Power Systems (including AS/400, iSeries, and System i)

Latest IBM i offerings 

IBM i 7.1 (US)
Companies rely on an efficient IT infrastructure to support their business-critical applications. IBM i offers a highly scalable and virus resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. Running applications based on i has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and delivering new value to their business, not just on managing their data center operations. The new IBM i 7.1 release sets a standard for total integration of business applications.

IBM i 6.1 (US)
With business moving faster than ever, you need an operating environment that can protect business continuity while enabling new levels of flexibility, scalability, and efficiency. Combining a tradition of excellence with industry-leading innovation, IBM i is the answer.

IBM i integrated solutions 

IBM i CBU with PowerHA (US)
IBM i CBU with PowerHA is a packaged solution designed to improve and automate your High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) environment. Whether your focus is HA in the data center, or DR via remote recovery — or both — the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i provides you with the best of breed end to end integrated solution based on modern clustering technology. The IBM CBU with PowerHA solution combines the strengths of IBM Power Systems, IBM i, PowerHA SystemMirror for i 7.1 and the CBU for IBM i.

When the CBU and PowerHA are purchased together, you get a voucher good for three days of services applied toward the architecture, setup and install of your new cluster infrastructure. For NA customers there is also rebate with a value of up to $5000 depending on which IBM Power Systems server is acquired.


IBM i for Business Intelligence (US)
IBM i for Business Intelligence is a packaged solution that is easy to order and easy to implement, a perfect choice for improving your capability to analyze data – turning it into information that can help transform your business. Demonstrate immediate results with operational reporting and transition into a robust data warehouse, based on your business demands.

This solution combines the strengths of Power Systems, IBM i, DB2 for i, DB2 Web Query, and data transportation software to deliver an integrated platform that houses the extracted and transported data sourced from your production systems. IBM i for Business Intelligence provides everything you need for start-up of your reporting environment and is ready when you are as an expandable, growth platform to extend your data analytic capabilities by transforming sourced data by leveraging additional ETL tooling and services to build a data warehouse.

This new solution is offered as three orderable configurations (small, medium, and large) that include software and required licensing, as well as three days of services designed to get you up and running fast – no long wait times before you can show new business information to your executives.

Independent software vendors support IBM i 

IBM i is offered through a strong network of local, regional, and national business partners. Since the introduction of the AS/400 in 1988, business partners have played a vital role in the sales, installation, and support of IBM i-based systems. Business Partners have consistently been responsible for over 80% of the systems sold. Not only are these partners trained and certified on Power Systems servers and IBM i, but they also add value through specific industry expertise, as well as offering a wide range of IT services.

Upgrades 

Enhancements and operating system upgrades for your IBM i operating system. Take advantage of new technology to increase system utilization and reduce costs. Find the latest release upgrades, options and publications available for IBM i.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

Operating systems

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

System software

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers maximum utilisation, availability, and flexibility helping you deliver new advantages in your business.

Solutions

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

Migrate to Power

Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.

Advantages

Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.

IBM i experts

IBM i Solution Editions

i for Business. Combining the experience and expertise of IBM and leading ISVs to deliver technology leadership

Steve Will

Chief Architect: IBM i Operating System

Steve Will

Steve is the Chief Architect for IBM i, a Power Systems operating system used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises world wide. He is a frequent speaker at client events, collects requirements from customer advisory groups, and works with professionals inside and outside IBM on future technology.


Steve's blog: You and i

This blog is used to discuss topics related to IBM i, including our strategy, benefits of the architecture, announcements, and news. It allows the large and passionate IBM i client community the ability to respond, have conversations about what we say, and make the blog really be about you and i.

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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

 

Dawn May

Senior Technical Staff Member

Dawn May

Dawn's current position is the technical lead for the IBM i Systems Software Development organization and IBM i Business Architect. In this position she has the responsibility for the overall strategy and plan for the core components of i.


Dawn's blog - i Can

The "i Can" blog is to share the "hidden gems" within IBM i. The name "i Can" is to convey the fact that IBM i can do more than most realize. The updates to this blog will generally be information about the latest features in the most current releases.

Other ways to connect with Dawn


Dawn also recommends


* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

 
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Steve Will

Chief Architect: IBM i Operating System

Steve Will

Steve is the Chief Architect for IBM i, a Power Systems operating system used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises world wide. He is a frequent speaker at client events, collects requirements from customer advisory groups, and works with professionals inside and outside IBM on future technology.


Steve's blog: You and i

This blog is used to discuss topics related to IBM i, including our strategy, benefits of the architecture, announcements, and news. It allows the large and passionate IBM i client community the ability to respond, have conversations about what we say, and make the blog really be about you and i.

Other ways to connect with Steve


Steve also recommends


* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Dawn May

Senior Technical Staff Member

Dawn May

Dawn's current position is the technical lead for the IBM i Systems Software Development organization and IBM i Business Architect. In this position she has the responsibility for the overall strategy and plan for the core components of i.


Dawn's blog - i Can

The "i Can" blog is to share the "hidden gems" within IBM i. The name "i Can" is to convey the fact that IBM i can do more than most realize. The updates to this blog will generally be information about the latest features in the most current releases.

Other ways to connect with Dawn


Dawn also recommends


* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.