IBM AS/400 Advantages
What is the AS/400?
AS/400 is a file application server which is designed by IBM to handle business computing needs. An AS/400 midrange server will work as an application server, a relational database server, a web server, a mail server, and a file server. This means that one AS/400 server can handle the work of multiple servers. People decide to have an AS/400 server on their network because it can easily integrate with other computers on a multi-platform network to provide additional capabilities.
Why the AS/400?
Our SALUTE software is designed to run on the AS/400 platform. The developers at ACE chose the AS/400 platform because it offers many advantages in a business environment. AS/400 is one of the most reliable application servers available. "AS/400 customers have experienced on average less than 9 hours of unplanned down time per year", according to data collected by IBM. This means that AS/400 can provide the 99.9% availability that is needed for applications that are vital to your business.
Due to its built in security architecture, the AS/400 is secure even when exposed to the internet. To date, no viruses have been reported on the AS/400 platform. The exclusive use of objects allows data to be accessed and modified in only predefined ways.
AS/400 provides not only a high-quality solution, but also a lower cost solution. A 1998 report by the International Data Corporation shows that the cost of staff required to maintain an AS/400 server is 40% less than that of a Unix server and 50% less than that of a NT server.
Is AS/400 a Good Fit for Your Company?
If you currently have an AS/400 or if you want to acquire an AS/400 and integrate it with your network then Applied Computer Excellence can provide a complete solution including hardware, software, and services. The AS/400 series of computers has a model to fit any size company. And when your company grows, the AS/400 can grow with you.