Why AS/400?
Why IBM i (AS/400) Training?
has more than 750,000 system installed since 1988. The AS/400 is the world's most popular multi-user business computer system , has more than 18 million users sign-on every day
is the only server that allows customers to run applications from four different operating system environments ? OS/400, UNIX, Windows NT/2000 and Linux ? simultaneously on a single server.
a single system can support up to 31 separate Linux partitions.
the i840 model continues to set new records for server-side Java performance, beating Sun and Hewlett-Packard (SPECjbb2000 benchmark). The i840 is also number one in the NotesBench benchmark for Lotus Domino scalability and performance.
is installed in 95% of the FORTUNE 100 and 85% of the Fortune 500
boasts 99.9+% system availability
52 percent of customers own four or more AS/400 systems
are sold in more than 150 countries worldwide, and can display and accept information in 40 national languages
has more than 8,000 IBM Business Partner and Independent Software Vendors Worldwide
performance of high-end AS/400 systems has increased an average of 60 to 70 percent a year since 1990. AS/400's price / performance improvement has average over 30 percent a year during the period of 1988-1994
the introduction of 64-bit RISC processors in the AS/400 has improved the price/performance gain to over 40%. The present product line scales from a single processor to a 24-way system and is in its seventh generation of 64-bit RISC technology.
25,000 applications run on AS/400, as well as 3,000 client/server applications. Additional application are being added as software vendors from other platforms migrate their code to the AS/400
Data Warehouse, Internet Connectivity/Electronic Commerce and Groupware/Lotus Notes are all available today on the AS/400
has more than 75% of AS/400 systems operate using client/server capabilities, with over 12 million PCs attached to AS/400's
has more than 400,000 copies of DB2/400 (AS/400's integrated relational database) installed, IBM is the industry leader in the relational database market
has the industry's largest suite of 64-bit applications, and is the only platform that preserves existing customers software investments - letting users instantly exploit the 64-bit environment when they upgrade to the new AS/400 Advanced Series with Power PC As microprocessors
has a high-end AS/400 Advanced System that can support up to 7,000 attached workstations. AS/400 Advanced Server can now support up to 16 area networks each with hundreds of clients
Integrated PC Servers can be built into the AS/400 Advanced Series. This allows customers to manage their PC environments with greater control at a lower cost than stand-alone PC Servers
More information from the IBM site.