From as/400 to iSeries to Power systems running IBM I--the platform just keeps getting better!
May 18, 2022

From as/400 to iSeries to Power systems running IBM I--the platform just keeps getting better!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Power System S924

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power servers

  • S924
We utilize power systems running IBM I, to leverage a wide range of business scenarios. Including Finance and Human Resources, processing and printing out cheques, labels, inventory, and many other aspects of running a large multi-national corporation. Power systems meet our requirements and more. The ease of allocating hardware resource's between LPARS, incredibly fast backups to the cloud, the great options for High Availability with data mirroring and disaster recovery, the ease of using the HMC interface, and the wide range of 3rd party software make it the ideal solution for us as well as any business big or small. The scalability of Power Systems makes it the best choice for any enterprise
  • Data Mirror
  • cloud services
  • high availabilty
  • ability to scale the hardware based on needs
  • Better spool file handling
  • Keeping the faith with the older generation of users IE the green screen for IBM I
  • Better support for legacy hardware. There are so many businesses still using outdated hardware and ora. They do this because, even though it is old and dated, they are STILL great!

Do you think IBM Power servers delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with IBM Power servers's feature set?

Yes

Did IBM Power servers live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of IBM Power servers go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy IBM Power servers again?

Yes

  • Occasionally poor customer service when placing a service call. The IBM techs are great but the initial process can frustrate them at times.
  • The end users have almost all provided positive feedback over the previous non-IBM solutions
  • The ease of use by our tech staff to create, implement, modify, and troubleshoot the systems
We have benefited very much. As I previously commented, the power systems hardware and OS are virtually unhackable. This becomes mission-critical when utilized by mission-critical systems for major global entities
  • SAP
  • JD Edwards
  • Home-Grown Applications
Transitioning from tape backups utilizing ATLs to cloud saves has been a tremendous leap forward. The speed and ease of use of the cloud have been invaluable. Long gone are backups that end fail due to tape or drive errors. Saves, and restores are much faster, simpler, and securer
  • Microsoft Application Server (deprecated)
In absolutely every way possible...
Running SAP front-end applications utilizing power systems IBM I as the back end. Running web apps utilizing modern languages, but using Power systems, specifically IBM I as the back end as it is virtually unhackable. Using Cronos software to manage timeclocks