The AS/400 is known throughout the industry for its stability and reliability. “It just runs,” is often heard in our office when asked why our iSeries team loves working with the server. But because AS/400 “just runs,” it is easy to forget to keep it updated.
Beyond a general tendency to forget to update, there are plenty of reasons why your company may have not yet upgraded to V7R1: budget and time constraints, the formidable task of updating third party software, and a false perception of no added business value. However, none of these reasons is more daunting than the fact that IBM is withdrawing support for the Operating System V6R1 starting on September 30, 2015.