RPO I get no respect

When considering any backup solution it is important to assess two key metrics, RPO & RTO.  I put more value on RPO then RTO and here is why. RPO (Recovery Point Objective) represents how frequently backups are taken, or put another way, how much data you are willing to lose. RTO (Recovery Time Objective) The duration of time …

IBM’s Capacity Backup (CBU) for Power Systems – Another Great HA and DR Incentive

Having a reliable high availability (HA) or disaster recovery (DR) system ensures your business can continue to operate despite a disaster – no matter how big or small. In today’s highly regulated and competitive markets, it’s critical that organizations of every size have a reliable strategy for quickly recovering data and getting back to business. …

i-Hosting-i and PowerHA for IBM i

Geographic Mirroring (geomirror) is the host-based replication that comes with the operating system and is typically used with internal disk.  i-Hosting-i with Geomirror is perfect for smaller clients with internal storage. Every business, regardless of size, needs a disaster-recovery/high-availability solution. The PowerHA solution is cost-conscious for SMBs and large enterprises. An i-hosting-i PowerHA implementation is …

Thank You IBM i CBU

Need Help Selling Your Management on HA for IBM Power System i? IT Solutions Group has been selling and implementing High Availability solutions for the IBM Power System i since 2001. Most of our dialog is with Systems Operators, System Administrators and IT Managers.  One comment I hear all the time is “HA is too expensive”.  Or to …

Meet your “IBM Power System i” data’s NEW home away from home

A Near-Zero Data Loss IBM i Disaster Recovery Strategy Is Now Both Possible and Affordable Library Replication for IBM i If your company’s disaster recovery solution relies solely on backing up to tape for offsite storage or using a data vault service, your company may not have the IBM i data protection and recovery it needs.  The answer? Library Replication. …

The IBM Power i Secret That Can Save You Time and Money … and Help You Rest Easy

A company’s greatest asset is their business data. A company needs to house and manage this data in an environment that offers outstanding benefits and protection. Otherwise, an unavoidable disaster, like fire, earthquake, vandalism, storm, flood, theft, human error, or program or hardware failure, can cripple any company — small or large. One system that …