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IBM leases on-prem System i servers

IBM has jumped on the consumption/leasing bandwagon by offering a low-cost subscription for its Power 10-based System i.

For $50 per user per month, IBM will place a quad-core POWER S1014-based System i server on-premises. Extra licenses can be acquired in lots of five. Leases are for three to five years, and IBM service the machne either remotely or on-site.

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The specs are fairly modest but aimed at SMBs. The machine will come 64GB of memory, up to 6.4TB of NVMe storage, and both Ethernet and fiber channel connectivity. However, it may come with a quad-core processor, but just one core will be active.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center