IBM iSeries systems are shipped with all the features and components necessary to support your business applications out of the box. Some features include:
iSeries servers include the IBM Virtualization Engine™, technologies
that can dynamically allocate computing and storage resources to different
business applications, providing you with the freedom to run a wide variety
of business applications, without the complexity and costs associated
with managing multiple servers.
Some iseries servers feature Capacity on Demand, allowing you to quickly respond to changing workload requirements and peaks by activating dormant processors as needed.
To simplify the decision-making process and maximize your business value, IBM provides a variety of “Editions”. Editions are bundled packages of software licenses and hardware features designed to meet your business demands.
IBM’s new i5 system offers the enterprise-class RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability) features you would require in a mainframe system. RAS features include:
|Commercial Processing Workload||165000-24500||3300-44700||3300-12000||500-6000|
|5250 OLTP CPW||0-Maximum||0-Maximum||0-Maximum||0-Maximum|
|Maximum Disk Drives||2700||1374||548||278|
|Maximum Integrated xSeries Servers||60||48||36||18|
|Maximum Integrated xSeries Adapters||57||57||16||8|
|Packaging Option||Rack||Rack||Tower or Rack||Tower or Rack|
iSeries Editions are flexible options packages that help reduce complexity and maximize your business value. Each iSeries Edition incorporates a set of software licensing and hardware features designed to help meet the particular demands of a small, medium or large enterprise. By bundling packages together, the cost per feature is reduced, minimizing the need to justify features before they are implemented in your infrastructure. More about editions.