IBM® i is an operating system for IBM Power® servers.
At its core, the IBM i platform is designed to adapt to the ever-changing needs of both business and computing. Its defining characteristic, the “integration” represented by the “i” in IBM i, can help you gain more value from advanced technology with fewer resources and higher reliability.
The IBM i business is known for its adaptability. This has allowed IBM to invest in making IBM i a platform that provides a strong foundation for technical and business innovation- both for IBM and for clients. As the IT industry is moving toward licensing software in a subscription model, the IBM i business is responding to the requests of clients and Business Partners as their businesses follow suit.
Subscription licensing offers clients predictable and consistent payment options while maximizing the ability to remain current with their technology. Subscription will allow IBM to accelerate the development of new technologies like AI and analytics, giving clients new ways to add value to their business applications. This is another step in our journey to position clients for future success as they move to hybrid cloud environments for their businesses and take advantage of the long and strong IBM i roadmap.
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Forrester Consulting found that clients deploying IBM® i on prem or in the cloud realized, on average, a 191% return on investment (ROI) and a payback of just 6 months for their business. These clients also saw savings of USD 1.06 million in reduced system downtime and an increase in productivity of USD 470,000 over three years¹.
IBM i is a fully integrated operating system, meaning the database, middleware, security, runtime and hypervisor are integrated into the stack and licensed as one solution. Clients don’t have to pay for support on each individual component, thereby lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) and simplifying the platform running your business applications.
Authority collection capabilities enable you to track and monitor who’s using which objects and how, which is critical for determining security policies and rules. These capabilities provide enhanced security for your most business-critical and sensitive applications and data.
One annual payment for both software licenses and SWMA together in a single subscription price. Provides lower TCO and increases flexibility.
IBM i 7.5 simplifies security and availability with new Db2 for i features, options, and tools.
Use tools that guide and assist software developers in the modernization of IBM i applications.
IBM i is a fully integrated operating system, meaning the database, middleware, security, runtime and hypervisor are integrated into the stack and licensed as one solution.
IBM i has an object-based architecture, meaning that a program cannot masquerade as something else. This helps protect your environment from viruses and security breaches.
Subscription licensing offers clients predictable and consistent payment options while maximizing the ability to remain current with their technology.
Applications running on IBM i can be integrated with new technologies such as AI, IoT, data analytics and more to add value and open new opportunities for your business. With IBM i 7.5, you can use Watson geospatial functions along with IBM Db2® to analyze location-based data, such as optimizing truck routes for a distribution business.
IBM i has autonomous features that require little to no administration, reducing the need for large system admin teams. Manage IBM i environments remotely from any device with IBM Navigator for i and IBM i Mobile Access.
IBM i can be deployed and run in various public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, including IBM Power Virtual Server in the IBM Cloud.
IBM Db2 for i is the relational database manager that is fully integrated into IBM i.
A modern user interface for managing and monitoring IBM i instances anywhere from a web browser.
A high availability solution that enables continuous uptime for business-critical applications.
Near-continuous application availability with advanced failure detection, failover, and recovery capabilities for IBM i.
The strategic solution for planning and managing save and restore operations on IBM i.
Store IBM i files securely in the cloud, eliminating the need for tape drives, tape cartridges, and courier services for off-site storage.
An IDE built on Eclipse for creating, maintaining, and modernizing IBM i applications.
The integrated Web application server for IBM i is a lightweight Java application server that contains a Web servlet container that is readily accessible and provides a flexible foundation for developing jsp and servlet-based Java applications.
A development and modernization environment for IBM i applications.
Achieve quicker time to value when implementing IT solutions with IBM i Solution Editions. These powerful solutions combine IBM i and Power servers with core business applications from industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs). IBM i Solution Editions provide the flexibility to meet the requirements of many small to mid-sized clients.
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