IBM Cloud - Structured Ideas

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and vote them if they matter to you

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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IBM i ERP and other popular apps in the IBM Cloud

To IBM Bluemix Brand Owner:

I do not understand why IBM is not offering clients the option of spinning up a JDE or other IBM i application instances. Because you can afford the processor based pricing offered by most vendors on a powerful enough IBM Power System to make it feasible, you could design your IBM i Application Portfolio front end in such a way that clients could choose the app (JDE, BCPS, Trusted Link, SAP…), then upload or delivery their current app’s customization and data to the new instance. (There is one big issue, User Profiles are limited to 10 characters and they must be unique.) But the idea is this; instead of each client having their own LPAR, their instances would be cloaked behind the old library list system that allowed enterprises to run multiple version and instances of IBM i apps before the LPAR options were available. Client’s would be billed based on actual hours of usage, or possibly prepay for hours at a discount. And be allowed to sell unused prepaid hours through IBM if there are other clients available to purchase them.

And about one big issue, I am sure the IBM i and or IBM Power System engineering team can come up with a modification to add a unique App Instance prefix to User Profiles (and other objects if needed) in this Blue Mix, IBM i Application Portfolio Best of Breed cloud option for NEW and existing IBM i application clients.

Michael Woodard

  • Guest
  • Apr 8 2017
  • Future consideration
  • Guest commented
    1 Sep, 2020 12:33pm

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Michael Woodard

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  • Guest commented
    28 Aug, 2020 03:59pm

    IBM i and AIX IaaS is now live in the cloud catalog. As that evolves the strategy to offer additional "as a Service" offerings up the stack becomes more realistic.

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