UX, AIX, FLAYX...
ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 14:29:10 CDT 2007
Liam Proven wrote:
> I am sure you're right. I've read lots about this myself. But from
> what I have read, it is not actually selling that many new mainframes.
> I've read figures of single-digit sales per year.
Much, much more than single-digit sales per year. I can see them being
shipped from just down the hall from my office. It's a lot more than
single digits per year.
> It may be millions of US$ worth of business but it's not many actual
> systems. Indeed I think a fair bit of this sort of consolidation is
> happening by way of outsourcing to 3rd party datacentres - possibly on
> machines still owned by IBM.
> Yes, it's doing well. We are still not talking large volumes, though,
> by /any/ measure.
Be careful with words like "any".
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