May, 2001 Monthly Meeting

May 15, 2001

IBM eServer iSeries

 V5R1 Announcement Overview

 IBM Overview PDF

OS/400 V5R1 provides the industry's foremost application flexibility with support for Linux, Windows 2000, Java, Unix, and iSeries applications, combining high availability with superior workload management and logical partitioning.

OS/400 V5R1 and iSeries provide robust reliability and scaleability for the fast growing open source Linux environment.  A business can deploy ebusiness applications with seamless integration of existing applications and data.  

We are also providing an extensive graphical interface providing intuitive visualization, wizards, and integration for simplicity of advanced operations from both PCs and pervasive or mobile devices.

With dynamic and granular Logical Partitioning, OS/400 V5R1 makes it easier than ever to manage multiple applications in a single server.  Also, iSeries can now provide a storage area network for directly attached 2000 Windows Servers.

New high availability options include faster, less expensive system-to-system clustering options and the ability to switch application, data and resources between two iSeries servers. 

In addition, V5R1 includes a broad range of enhancements for ebusiness and application enablement, security, networking, directory services, database, Java, OS/400 PASE (Portable Application Solutions Environment), Internet printing and much more.

Holly Caskey of IBM 

Holly Caskey, iSeries Sales Specialist, started her career with IBM 21 years ago in Bartlesville, OK on the Phillips Petroleum account.  Holly moved to Las Colinas, TX in 1983 and joined the National Technical Support for 5520, DISOSS, S/36 products. She moved to Fort Worth in 1986 where she was a Specialist covering S/36 and AS/400. She has been involved with the 5520, Displaywriter, S/36 and AS/400 as an IBM Systems Engineer and a Sales Specialist throughout her IBM career.