IBM i marks 30 years of innovation with the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition
By Alison Butterill | 2 minute read | May 22, 2018
IBM Power Systems announced the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition during a keynote session at the POWERUp2018 conference in San Antonio. The IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition extends the spirit of IBM and client innovation. It builds upon all of the values and benefits associated with today’s IBM i Solution Edition for the Power S914 4-core server with the addition of:
- Expanded ISV participation
- Waiver of 1 year of PowerVM SWMA, allowing IBM i clients to explore cloud
- Extended evaluation period (6 months) for IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i, which enables clients to try backing up to the cloud
- Fresche Solutions, an IBM Business Partner, will be providing gift certificates which can be used when registering for Fresche Virtual Education, which teaches clients how to connect existing applications and data to Watson.
The 30th Anniversary Edition is designed to help clients gain business value by providing a complete, integrated solution for midsize businesses, to maximize ROI and lower TCO. This solution is designed to provide the capacity needed to manage growth and integrate new functions, while decreasing implementation time and minimizing risk. The 30th Anniversary Edition is flexible and highly secure, as is true of the full IBM Power Systems POWER9 family of solutions. Customers who purchase the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition will have the opportunity to benefit from the combined expertise of IBM and participating ISVs, including superior service and support.
The 30th Anniversary Edition is just one element of IBM’s ongoing commitment to the IBM i operating system and user community. Since IBM i was originally introduced as OS/400 in 1988, a lot has changed in the world and in the technology landscape, but IBM i has continued to innovate and evolve to help our customers solve problems and grow their businesses in today’s rapidly changing environment.
With a strong 10+ year roadmap, clients in 117 countries, 26 IBM i technical specialists participating in the IBM Power Champions program and a growing contingent of fresh faces representing the next generation of IBM i innovators, IBM is looking forward to a bright future for IBM i. This year we are celebrating 30 years of innovation, and we’re just getting started.
If you would like to speak with a representative about the IBM i 30th Anniversary Edition, please call us at 1-866-872-3902 and use priority code: Power.
To read more about the IBM i 30th anniversary, including customer stories and innovation at work in the IBM i community, please visit our 30th anniversary site.