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7 ways to keep Power servers at peak performance

Posted by Louise Tousignant_ on Apr 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The AS/400’s (IBM Power) reputation for reliability and robustness can lead some companies that own them to neglect their daily monitoring and maintenance.

The management of Power servers is often left to network administrators and IT managers, due to lack of qualified resources and resources in general.

Does this resonate an alarm in your head?

Such a comprehensive tool as the AS/400 is worth its weight in gold. By performing daily maintenance, you protect your investment, your data, and more importantly, your operations. The problem is that the AS/400 is a complex server that very few people have the comprehensive training for. Therefore, specialized and highly skilled human resources are scarce, they are closer to the end of their career than the beginning and are particularly expensive. We can really talk about scarcity for these profile specialists.

In this context, it is increasingly difficult for companies to have these resources internally, especially for SMEs. However, the latter has advantageous solutions: opt for managed services for their power infrastructure. That is to outsource the administration of your environment to experts who ensure smooth operations.


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Topics: IT infrastructure, Managed services

Best practices for testing a high-availability environment

Posted by Louise Tousignant_ on Mar 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

When you invest in a high availability environment with IBM Power servers (also known under the names of AS / 400 and IBM I) you know you have a powerful, robust, reliable, flexible and secure machine.

Despite the undoubted benefits of Power servers, and there   infrastructure it is important to note neither are infallible.

So you need to protect yourself against the different types of disasters that can affect your computer facilities, be it a flood, fire, internal employee error or equipment failure.

Although high availability environment provides a certain level of tranquility in access to services, testing the recovery environment remains critical. Some companies rely blindly on the reliability of their systems and neglect recovery testing. In fact, it is estimated that only 10 % of companies regularly perform maintenance examinations necessary for the functioning of their recovery environment.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, High availability

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