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IT Solutions Group Celebrates 15 Years


By Matt Staddler

From humble beginnings in November, 2000, ITSG today serves the HA/DR and system management needs of customers across 38 states as well as Canada and the Caribbean. In November, 2000, after 12 years with IBM, and then a stint with a large Premier IBM business partner, Matt Staddler started IT Solutions Group (ITSG) with a vision for …

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i-Hosting-i and PowerHA for IBM i


By Matt Staddler

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 …

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Thank You IBM i CBU


By Matt Staddler

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 …

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Back to the Future – With i hosting i


By Matt Staddler

IBM first introduced Logical Partitioning on iSeries with Version 4 and 8xx hardware. A Primary partition was created, and all secondary partitions were dependent on it. If an IPL, or even a full system save, was done of the Primary, all Secondary partitions needed to be shut down. To minimize this disruption, the concept of …

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


By Matt Staddler

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. …

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


By Matt Staddler

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 …

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Everything You Should Know about High Availability Solutions


By Matt Staddler

If you’re a CEO, president, department head or IT decision maker in an SMB, and you’ve been considering High Availability (HA) hardware, software, and services, you likely have more questions than answers. As you’ve probably learned, it’s a technical world of it’s own, with it’s own principles, acronyms, terms, and concepts. Learning the ins and …

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