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

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Things can look good. Things can sound good. Things can be sold well. But when can you pass judgment on whether they actually do what they said they’d do? When you’re talking about reliability, perhaps a 25-year journey is a good time to reflect on the strength of your horse.

Ask any IBM i user and you’re likely to get the same answer. When they look around their data center, they don’t see too many other systems that come close in terms of reliability and availability. Over these 25 years, IBM i has earned a reputation for quality in development, test, manufacturing, delivery and support processes. IBM Rochester, Minn., even earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Additional measures of quality surface in the amazing stories shared by IBM i clients. The IBM i server that was lost in a closet for years but just kept running. The IBM i server that was vandalized, thrown down a flight of stairs and run over by a forklift truck, only to start up with all data protected. The IBM i server that was flooded, dried out and restarted on the first try. Are these urban legends or very strong horses? You make the call.


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