Taking your applications to the cloud is one of the smartest moves you can make, as hosting them in the cloud allows you to securely store and access your vital data. This article discusses various network considerations when migrating IBM i systems to the cloud.
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
More companies than ever are moving their IBM i systems to the cloud, and for good reason. There’s mounting proof that cloud-based IBM i systems can run as securely or even more securely than when hosted on-premises in a corporate data center. The key, though, is having the right cloud provider that can walk you
Managing data, apps and information in your operating environment is all about making the right decisions at the right time to ensure optimal efficiency, security and cost management. When it comes to IBM i Access Client Solutions, or ACS, you’ll need to consider a new Java licensing agreement in 2021. For IBM i it’s all
As more corporations consider moving their IBM i systems to the cloud, a common concern has emerged: that their systems will be less secure than they are on-premises. One of key concerns is secure access—keeping unauthorized users out of your IBM i and maintaining control over what authorized users can do once they’re logged in.
As more and more enterprises migrate their data and apps to the cloud, they do so to reap the benefits inherent in assigning the task of managing the infrastructure that is required to support critical application and data to Cloud Service Providers, from cost savings and reduced management to 24/7 around-the-clock support. Yet security is
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