Looks like Microsoft is taking aim at iSeries

We look at the iSeries as having this well-deserved reputation as superintegrated and ultrareliable

— Tim O’Brien, a senior product manager at Microsoft

If you read the article, there are a number of great marketing points that IBM should pick up on…

  • there are iSeries customers who have gone years without having to reboot their systems.
  • You just don’t get that level of reliability and availability from other operating systems
  • It’s also had tremendous security. It’s never had a virus or a successful hacking attack.

I’m a little disturbed that ASNA is signing up with Microsoft. In the past I’ve used a lot of ASNA’s midrange products.

About David:
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.