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A great idea is new again.

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“There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.” This insight of American poet Audre Lorde could easily be applied to the current hype around systems virtualization and cloud computing.

With subsystems to isolate and manage workloads, IBM i has, in fact, always been virtualized. The concept of virtual storage was built into the original design of the IBM i operating system. Before some other virtualization companies were even founded, IBM was bringing its hypervisor technology–honed and proven over decades–from the mainframe to IBM i. With PowerVM, IBM i virtual machines can be automatically adjusted for optimal performance and—with live partition mobility—moved between systems without disruption. And IBM i is one of today’s most efficient and scalable software as a service cloud platforms.

Virtualization is a great idea; IBM i continues to make it felt in new ways.


The invisibility cloak of complexity

User Groups

We’ve really got a lot in common!


The 36 was from Venus, the 38 from Mars


Shoes that fit every occasion

Single-level storage

Where did I leave my keys?


Hostel or hotel?

Object orientation

May I see your badge, please?

Integrated database

Will you need a bed in your hotel room tonight?

System Integrity

Trust but verify


An application system for business


Anyone for double-byte Ping-Pong?

Business Partners

A freight train needs a track

Lab Services

Want a superstar on your team?


No assembly required


No, it’s not rebounds per game

Integrated Middleware

Tricked out or built in?


Welcome to the family!


Red wine with fish, Mr. Bond?


What do IBM i and Watson have in common?

User interfaces

Green is good; BYOD might be even better.


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

Automated service

The robocall everyone wants to get


Want something to change? Do it together.

Client success

The Rochester way


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