What the End of IBM i 7.1 Support Means For You

IBM i 7.1 is going to be headed for the IBM i support graveyard very soon.  IBM recently announced that IBM i 7.1 will be end of life on April 30, 2018, which means it’s time to move to 7.2 or 7.3.  We all know that you can stay on 7.1 and pay the service extension fees to IBM,

but I’m not sure why you would throw your money away on that.

IBM i 7.3 has been GA for over a year and it is a stable release. In fact, iTech was a beta site for 7.3 and this release has been rock solid since the beta release. We’ve been busy helping our customers move to this release for a year now and we’re hearing from more and more of them every day that they want us to move them to 7.3.…