IBM introduced the hardware and operating system combination comprising core functions. IBM was introduced in 1988, and since then, it has undergone several changes. Now, it is known as IBM power systems after IBMi, iSeries. IBM iSeries has already prepared the future roadmap. It has divided the strategic roadmap into two parts
The AS/400 or Application System/400 was first introduced by IBM on June 21st, 1988, then later renamed as eServer iSeries in 2000; then, in 2006, it was renamed System i.
Characteristics of AS400 are:
Reliability: The IBM i system is used as the core for business-critical applications in many companies. The IBM i-System is reliable and precise, as it has been proven to have one of the lowest downtimes. The system meets server quality, reliability, availability and maintainability.
Scalability and flexibility: The smallest IBM i is binary compatible with the largest multi-core IBM i system. The enormous performance and scalability prevent you from growing out of this system. The system is ideally suited for small and midsize businesses to large companies/groups. The system grows with your business and, better yet- still has reserves when you need them.
Security: The System is considered one of the most secure systems in the IT industry, as, from the beginning, security has been constructed as an integral part of the system. The System i platform offers a wide range of security features and services to manage authentication, authorization, integrity, confidentiality and compliance checks.