IBM iSeries, Power Systems, AS400 Upgrades, Setup, Installation & Support Since 1981, Midland has helped over 30,000 businesses with IBM iSeries, Power systems, and AS400 hardware and software upgrades, installation and setup, including used IBM 9406 systems. All iSeries system upgrades are handled by our IBM i Certified Technicians. We use only IBM-certified parts and systems, which come with a full warranty.
Throughout the 1990s the AS/400 was the pre-eminent workhorse of America's IT infrastructure. The line was refreshed in 2000 and renamed the eServer iSeries and was again renamed the System i in 2008. This generation of midrange servers was phased out in 2008, to be replaced by the IBM Power Systems range in 2008.
The AS/400 and its immediate descendants were designed to last and built solidly, so a good number of them are still in excellent working order and playing their part in fulfilling the needs of America's small- and medium-sized businesses. However, times change, and an AS/400 from the early 90s or a iSeries from the mid-2000's, may no longer be up to the challenge of coping with the sheer quantity of information storage and processing required for 2018 and beyond. For businesses interested in upgrading their information processing capabilities there are many options available.
Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)
Since its release in June of 2014 IBM has continued to expand the POWER8 line. With 4-core models and higher end enterprise versions out for a while now it is a good time to update our original article on POWER7 vs POWER8, the differences between them and what it means to for businesses and end-users.