Thursday, April 24, 2008

Move from our AS/400 to an HP Open System... are you kidding me?

I just got off the phone from someone at HP wanting to know if I was interested in moving from our AS/400 (I know... it's now call iSeries... but it will always be the AS/400 to me) to some kind of HP Open System server thing. To be honest, I didn't really pay too much attention to what she has trying to sell me. You would have to pry the AS/400 out of my cold, dead hands (after unhooking all the chains, saran wrap, duct tape, etc. that I've wrapped around me and the AS/400.) I just can't imaging moving to something as reliable and trustworthy as our AS/400. The thing NEVER goes down. We never have to reboot it to get something to "fix" some kind of issue.

I laughed when she first said something about moving to something else, but after a brief discussion with her, and letting her know that I have worked with the AS/400 for close to 20 years, and that moving to something else is not in my reality, she completely understood. At least she wasn't pushy and was able to take my "no, thank you" answer without trying to force the issue.

Granted, we only use the AS/400 for our JDE/Peoplesoft/Oracle installation of EnterpriseOne 8.10 ERP system and a custom app for one of our plants (using Websphere), moving even these two apps to something other than the AS/400 will not happen on my watch. No way... no how!

And that's all I have to say about that!

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