Chris Maxcer of the SystemiNetwork journal has stumbled across an entry showing the i5, aka the AS/400, slotting into IBM's BladeCenter racks.
The Power-based blades should be a boon for application hosts and loyalists to that much diminished legion, the mid-range/minicomputer server crew. With the HP3000 being end-of-lifed, the iSeries has a collier’s grip on the ancient market.
Does your company still use the AS/400? Just how much of a boon would the availability of AS/400 blades be in your situation?
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.