The basic philosophy of IBM’s architecture is ensuring the integration of the middleware components required by the business to IBM’s architecture, symbolised by “i” in IBM i series. To this mix, there are also automated components and efficient data management capabilities that enable the customer to manage their business with ease.
IBM i AS/400 OS is heralded as one of their greatest accomplishments. The IBM i AS/400 Operating System (OS) is one such model that was designed to fit in departments of large companies as well as cater to small businesses, and penetrate almost every business line globally. This model succeeded in the sophisticated midrange products and is known to have an uptime of almost 99.9%.
What makes the IBM i series unique is the breadth of integration that it offers. The System/38 architecture was created based on IBM i’s core architecture design. The feature includes the use of a relational database, single-level storage so customers do not have the huge responsibility of managing storage, ability to handle multiple workloads, and a technology independent interface eliminating recompilation between programs.