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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Systems Design
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 29, 2018

Add Internal LTO Tape drive to Next generation of Power System

Add internal LTO Tape drive to next generation of IBM POWER Servers. Especially the P05 class machine.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Feb 3, 2021

    .Per discussion at the CAAC meeting late last year, this request is being declined due to the impacts to the server design to add an LTO tape drive. Not only are there impacts to the server depth and the number of storage bays that can be supported, IBM is no longer pursuing the SAS controller development.

  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2019

    IBM has modified some of the information in this request. Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2019

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. The SMB marketplace needs a decently performing internal tape drive that is commensurate with the price of the system, especially at the P05 level.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jan 17, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - Systems Design
    Component - Systems Design
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Hardware
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Hardware
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Storage
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None