Published: November 6th, 2012
by Alex Woodie
The following is an excerpt taken from the original article
If there’s a silver lining to the giant cloud that was Superstorm Sandy, it’s that it has shined a light on the need for companies to establish and practice disaster recovery (DR) plans. IBM i shops are increasingly turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to assist with their DR and high availability (HA) planning. In recent weeks, MSPs, including DataStorage Corp., announced upgrades to their DR and HA practices.
Data Storage Corp, which you will remember bought the IBM i data vaulting and hosted DR and HA business of DSC, announced it has taken delivery on new IBM i servers in its SAS70 Type II data center in Westbury, New York. This data center provides a backup for Data Storage’s primary data center in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Data storage executive VP Matthew Grosso says the expansion bolsters the company’s ability to deliver business continuity and data protection services to IBM i customers. “Over the past year, we have seen tremendous interest in our HA services and thanks to IBM’s highly scalable and reliable architecture, we have been able to greatly expand the scope of our cloud services platform,” he says.