Effective June 2022, Skytap will change IBM i license prices for all regions. Currently, IBM i prices are based on vCPU usage. After the change, they will be based on the industry standard for Power computing: entitled capacity. Customers will still be able to license IBM i hourly or monthly. These changes will enable Skytap
While IBM i has been around for a long time and has not changed much in a few decades, many key applications built on it are still being used today. Some even in critical business use, in healthcare, retail, flight reservation systems and banking. It is also well known that the way IBM i software
IBM i customers on Skytap who run development and test workloads or those who require compilers for their applications when moving to Skytap can now license the Rational Development Tools package self-service from the Skytap Hardware Settings page, Licensing section. Clicking on the Edit icon, users can now specify how many users they’d like to
Secure Remote Access Client Insert Text Feature Ever since Skytap launched the Power offering, IBM i customers have been asking for a way to insert long strings of text into the IBM i guest OS. Many command-line statements in IBM i are very long and typing them into the client can be really time-consuming.
One of the biggest challenges IBM i (and certain AIX) customers have to deal with is software licensing. The licensing model, adopted by many solutions based on IBM’s Power platform, is steeped in legacy. You see, back in the day, independent software vendors (ISVs) needed to protect their software from copying and unlicensed use. Before the proliferation of the Internet, there were few effective ways to track software usage. The most common method
Keeping up with updates and hotfixes from software vendors can be a challenge, even more so in traditional computing environments like IBM i. Skytap maintains an updated set of public templates for all the versions that are available to customers. At the time of this blog post, Skytap supports IBM i versions 7.2, 7.3, and
Ansible is a powerful IT automation engine that helps with cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and other IT needs through use of a simple declarative language in the form of Ansible Playbooks. In June this year, IBM announced the support for Ansible to manage IBM i instances through the Ansible Content for IBM Power
As the best cloud service for traditional applications, we are continually working to enhance features and functionality, especially for our IBM Power users. In the past few months, we’ve released a number of improved to help customers be more efficient with how they consume IBM Power in Skytap. Let’s take a peek at what’s new: