IBM i cloud migration makes sense for many reasons and offers numerous benefits for organizations seeking the reliability, availability, security and cost-effectiveness that the cloud has to offer.
Today’s cloud solutions for IBM Power are better protected than most on-premise systems, but that doesn’t mean there is no risk associated with the migration process. Like any move, it requires proper planning to avoid unexpected and unwelcome surprises that could delay—or even derail—your migration.
There are myriad benefits to moving IBM i systems and business applications to the cloud including agility, scalability, ease of maintenance, and cost-efficiency. Yet for many businesses, migrating systems and applications to the cloud can be a complex decision with many factors to consider. That’s why at Data Storage Corporation, we’ve compiled a list of
Cloud services are indispensable for any company running business applications, hosted ERP or financial systems such as JD Edwards, Salesforce, Microsoft Office365, Microsoft Teams, voice and other cloud-based applications. It will come as no surprise to businesses running these applications that cloud services rely heavily on Internet access. The Internet is the circulatory system of
There was a time not very long ago when Wide Area Networks (WANs) were the best solution for connectivity among multiple locations to keep work flowing and businesses connected to critical day-to-day information. Yet like all things in a rapidly changing technological space, WAN is evolving — fast. Chuck Paolillo, Chief Technology Officer at Data
Since the late 1970s, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and financial software have comprised the bulk of software applications run on IBM POWER systems — specifically the IBM i (AS/400, i Series, System i) operating system. This should come as no surprise, as IBM was founded on the premise of producing computers and hardware specifically earmarked
Would you pile your family into a 20-year-old jalopy with half a million miles on it and head across country, knowing there’s a very strong possibility the vehicle will break down irreparably at some point along the journey? Likewise, would you run your critical applications on an end-of-life system that was long past its prime
There are a number of options for local and cloud-based backup and recovery solutions. In our last blog, we discussed the issues with local tape-based backups. Most cloud backup services provide a basic subset of services for backing up and restoring production data. The list below shows the seven basic services every cloud backup provider
Tape-based backup is older than most people reading this article, and many organizations are still using it as either a primary or secondary backup solution. With tape backup systems, data and systems are backed up to magnetic media and stored locally off-site in a (hopefully) secured tape storage facility. But there are a multitude of
We can all agree that critical business data needs to be protected against disasters and that unplanned downtimes can be extremely costly. Yet many IT managers are not in agreement about the best backup approach for their IBM Power Systems that are running IBM i. Some believe that traditional methods (such as tape) are still