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Latest IBM i offerings

IBM i 7.1

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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Browse Power Systems

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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    IBM i has a reputation for cost-effectiveness, security, and business resilience

IBM i experts

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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.

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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.

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