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Domino on Windows vs. Domino on AS/400

My customers are downgrading their AS/400 server to Intel-based servers. Do you have a comparison between Domino on AS/400 vs. Domino on Windows (Intel-based)?

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I am sure there are some more exhaustive lists, but again, platform choice depends on your expertise and needs. iSeries servers are more robust, scalable, reliable and flexible than Wintel. However, they are harder to manage, fewer people have resources to manage OS/400 and they lack many 3rd party tools available for Wintel. Also, iSeries servers are more expensive in general and really do not show cost benefit until you get up into several thousand users.

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Has your opinion changed since this note was written? We're considering moving from Domino on an AS400 to a Windows server and need to know the pros and cons.

—Margie M.

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Regarding your question, I took a look and my opinion hasn't changed at all. I'd say I am leaning more towards Windows now than iSeries for anything under 2,000 seats. Windows scalability has gotten better, and iSeries is still cumbersome and pricey, in my honest opinion. I am simply not a fan of the iSeries.

—Mike Lazar, Domino Administration expert

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