Saturday, March 28, 2015

Video: IBM i Trends and Directions

This is a recording of a presentation Steve Will, chief architect of the IBM i, made to COMMON Europe yesterday (March 27 2015).

It contains a lot of interesting information about the present and the future of the IBM i operating system.


Update March 30, 2015

If you do not want to watch the whole video Steve Will also wrote a blog post about this on his blog that covers the same points, although not in the same detail. You can read it here.


  1. Run to the FUTURE!

  2. I'll delineate a few key points for those who may not listen to the whole presentation.

    Power-based technologies are seriously challenging Intel throughout the world, especially in China, and hyper-scale computer centers such as the likes of Google. Power 8 handles more data, more processing, more reliably than x86, now and in the future.

    IBM i makes a "great deal of money and profit for the IBM corporation". IBM i is a key part of Power systems strategy.

    IBM i has a future in cloud computing and support for mobile clients.

    IBM i is built for business.

    Technology will change. IBM i will change with it.


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