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Is your CoLo / MSP a Hotel California?


By Matt Staddler

You can check out, but you can never leave.   During this Pandemic I have spoke with hundreds of IBM I Shops.  I am shocked with the large number of shops looking for a new MSP because of pricing.  After being in the cloud for an extended period of time the annual increase has made …

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Data Center Remote hands:


By Matt Staddler

IT Solutions Group niche has been in the Hosting / Housing / Cloud for the IBM Power System i for 15 Years.  One tip I never see talked about is Remote Hands. Data Center Remote hands: A service offered by colocation providers that allows maintenance tasks within a co location facility. This allows the colocation customer to …

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Working with a un-biases when selecting a HA solution for your IBM i.


By Matt Staddler

There are significant advantages to working with an IBM business partner that understands, sells, installs and supports both types of high availability solutions for IBM.   Unfortunately, there are not many IBM business partners that sell, install and support both types of high availability technologies. However, such a partner will be less biased to one type of technology or the other …

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IBM Power HA for IBM i. Can’t beat them, lets “lie by omission”


By Matt Staddler

Ever wonder why the big players in Logical replication are “lying by omission” when it comes to IBM’s Power HA System mirror for i” Lying by omission: 1:      A person leaves out important information or hide the full truth from others.” 2:    “I didn’t lie; I just didn’t tell you.” Power HA …

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Which Way to HA for IBM i?


By Matt Staddler

The availability of data and applications is more critical for than ever before. The decisions made during the selection process is key to your company’s success.  I see all too often a High Availability Solution provider putting a square peg in a round hole   The reason, they feel when it comes to High availability Solutions …

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IBM Power System i Journaling: To cache or not to cache


By Matt Staddler

The use of journaling is a common denominator for most High Availability solutions.  It seems many people are a bit intimidated by this. Frankly, if a journal/journal receiver is not set up and managed correctly, it can and will bring your system to a halt. For this reason, most HA solutions offer a built-in journal management …

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RPO I get no respect


By Matt Staddler

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 …

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Are You Ready for PowerHA?


By Matt Staddler

When it comes to high availability solutions for small and medium business, one of the most advanced solutions is PowerHA on IBM i. The reasons for the popularity of the solution are plentiful, yet some organizations still believe it is too complex for their needs. The truth is that PowerHA systems are simple to manage …

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Accelerate Celebrate

Switch to IBM® PowerHA for i and Pocket $5,000 Rebate from IT Solutions Group


By George J. Loechl

Superior Systems Resiliency Made Easy with “Accelerate and Celebrate” Promotion IT Solutions Group (ITSG), Clermont, FL, is ready to get you in the fast lane of cutting-edge HA/DR functionality on IBM System i while freeing you from the encumbrance of questionable practices and yesterday’s technology. It’s all part of ITSG’s “Accelerate and Celebrate Promotion,” designed …

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


By Matt Staddler

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. …

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