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Integrated Middleware

Tricked out or built in?



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You typically feel them first, then hear them and finally see them: Tricked-out vehicles modified with music systems sporting an 1800-watt subwoofer, pumped up with glorious outsized chromes and all the aftermarket add-ons you could ever want.

Many admire these custom concept cars; they’re the extraordinary toys of the top-gear set. But most of us prefer to drive cars that are conveniently loaded with options built in at the factory, simply serviced and supported by the dealer.

Everyone needs middleware for business applications–directory server, Web application server and Web services server. Like the database, IBM takes these vital new components, integrates them and fully tests them with IBM i.

So, whether you need an Apache Web server or want to run WebSphere Application Server, they are shipped along with the system and ready to run. The alternative? Build and integrate your own tricked-out system and plan for skilled resources to support it yourself.

Integration

The invisibility cloak of complexity

User Groups

We’ve really got a lot in common!

AS/400

The 36 was from Venus, the 38 from Mars

TIMI

Shoes that fit every occasion

Single-level storage

Where did I leave my keys?

Subsystems

Hostel or hotel?

Object orientation

May I see your badge, please?

Integrated database

Will you need a bed in your hotel room tonight?

Virtualization

A great idea is new again.

System Integrity

Trust but verify

ISVs

An application system for business

International

Anyone for double-byte Ping-Pong?

Business Partners

A freight train needs a track

Lab Services

Want a superstar on your team?

Out-of-box

No assembly required

RPG

No, it’s not rebounds per game

PASE

Welcome to the family!

PHP

Red wine with fish, Mr. Bond?

POWER

What do IBM i and Watson have in common?

User interfaces

Green is good; BYOD might be even better.

Reliability

Over a long distance, you learn a lot about the strength of your horse

Automated service

The robocall everyone wants to get

LUG

Want something to change? Do it together.

Client success

The Rochester way

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