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Is IBM AS400 Dead?

  • 1.  Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    Posted Wed February 09, 2022 09:24 AM
    This is the most common topic discussed throughout the AS400 iSeries user community, and the motive behind such discussion is that current organizations, jobseekers, and developers want to know if the platform is still relevant today as it is an old platform introduced in 1988.

    If you fall into one of the above categories, the answer may surprise you.

    • Since the beginning, compatibility is one of the most robust features of this platform. You can efficiently run a program on IBM Power Systems that was created for IBM AS400 in the year 1988, that too with minimum or no changes.
    • Due to this seamless compatibility, most of the companies that purchased AS400 years ago still refer to it as AS400 despite their Power server being of higher magnitude and features with cutting-edge technology.
    Let's share your thoughts...


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    Elise Parker
    Integrative Systems
    Itasca IL
    8664687974
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  • 2.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu February 10, 2022 01:28 AM
    Please take a look at this video...
    https://youtu.be/VpyNG0E1BLs

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    Torbjörn Appehl
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  • 3.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    Posted Thu February 10, 2022 03:59 AM
    Tor, this is a spam account. Very annoying.

    Cheers, Wim


  • 4.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    Posted Fri February 11, 2022 08:12 AM
    It's a really great video you shared @Torbjörn Appehl ...and this is true I also believe that as400 is not dead yet.  it simply upgraded as technology day by day many of the industries are still using the as400 Or nowadays we can say its IBMi... but we call it as "AS400" then many peoples said that are you still working on the dead technology. 

    so what do you want to tell those people on this?
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    Elise Parker
    Integrative Systems
    Itasca IL
    8664687974
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  • 5.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    Posted Mon February 14, 2022 08:20 AM
    If people that are currently working on IBM systems would stop referring to IBM Power systems as AS400s then younger people would start to understand that we are NOT working on outdated technology and then there might be a little more respect. It is important for people that have been using IBM for a long time to continue to learn and implement enhancements and use correct, modern terms. 

    Lori Austin







  • 6.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    Posted Mon February 14, 2022 08:54 AM
    Yes, I appreciate your feedback on it @Lori Austin many people are introducing IBM Power systems as AS400s so many people are confused about as400, iSeries, and IBMi also between the operating system and server. So people would stop referring to IBM Power systems as AS400s.

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    Elise Parker
    Integrative Systems
    Itasca IL
    8664687974
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  • 7.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    Posted Mon February 14, 2022 08:49 AM
    In my humble opinion, and I having working with AS400/iSeries/IBM i for years, and it seams the actual clients are leaving this platform and even closing the contracts with IBM/Kyndryl in some countries in Europe.

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    Luis Martins
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  • 8.  RE: Is IBM AS400 Dead?

    IBM Champion
    Posted Mon February 14, 2022 09:10 AM