IBM iSeries Power Server & Business Continuity

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IBM i Power Systems, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security and Support are critical aspects of your infrastructure deployment. IMS provide enhanced support, maintenance, and development from our set of experts whose combination of skills are unique in the world of IBM iSeries. 

 Our solutions are specific to IBM i Power servers (iSeries) environments, and this includes security solutions.

  • IBM i Hardware /System Upgrades/ Security Audits
  • IBM i Systems support OS level / System 21/Non-System 21
  • IBM i System performance reviews /tuning
  • IBM i New System Implementations
  • IBM i DR Planning/Testing
  • IBM i HA Planning /Implementations
  • IBM i System process documentation (Run Books – operational documentation)
  • IBM i Hardware Software /Maintenance
  • IBM i Network, Security and System Support

Power Servers (iSeries) Security

Often IBM Power Servers are entirely independent of the clients’ normal server/PC based network. 

IMS understand both the network security and the IBM Power Server specifics which are often not considered when the IBM Power Server is being used for internet facing purposes such as online trading, payment systems and customer portals.

We can help integrate the security of internet-facing environments, securing the IBM i system and handling the issues associated with having an IBM i system visible over the internet.

IMS are uniquely placed as a company that understands both security appliances such as Cisco ASA, Watchguard and the Power servers (iSeries), so we can advise and assist with the setup and vulnerability of these appliances.

Our services include:

  • IBM i Power Server Backup (BaaS) protection, disaster recovery and security solutions
  • IBM i Power Server DDoS Denial of Service assessment and prevention
  • IBM i Power Server Cisco IOS
  • IBM i Power Server PIX firewalls
  • IBM i Power Server ASA security appliances
  • IBM i Power Server LINUX firewall implementations
  • IBM i Power Server Vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Applying and developing security policies on LAN/WAN IBM i Power Server

IMS delivers business continuity by combining our System 21 expertise with the facilities and expertise of Industry-Leading DR vendors.

Did you know: –

  • UK businesses suffer an average of 235 hours a year of system downtime. (Source: Dimension Data)
  • Computer-related disasters cost British businesses 1.8bn a year (Source: NCC)
  • 20% of companies lose more than £1m, 25% lose £250k to £1m, 43% lose £10k to £450k (Source: PWC)

When disaster strikes, your business will lose the ability to carry out everyday business processes, potentially losing money by the second. Preparation for business continuity or recovery of System 21 Aurora and IBM i Series needs to be taken very seriously. A loss of critical business systems can prove to be disastrous to a business.

Planning for and being prepared for an occurrence of a disaster, could guarantee continuity of your business and IBM i Series operations. At IMS we provide DR Planning and Testing solutions that are specific to IBM Power servers (iSeries)/AS400 environments and System 21 (Aurora).

To ensure you are getting the best possible expertise in ensuring High Availability to your system Integrated Management Solutions (Global) Ltd work with Industry-leading vendors of services such as hosting, support, and managed services. Working together, we are now able to fully support your System 21 and IBM Power servers (iSeries).

Disaster Recovery services guarantee that if your company suffers a disaster, we will get your IBM i Series Power Server System 21 up and running again. We will provide replacement hardware available for you to work on from a nominated Data Centre, or we will deliver replacement hardware to any UK site and guarantee to be on the road within 4 hours.

Within 4 hours of reporting an emergency you can be provided with all of the following;

  • A replacement Power server (iSeries) of the same or greater specification
  • Mobile Recovery – Power servers (iSeries) on the road and on their way to your site
  • Data Centre Recovery – iSeries data being restored ready for use at a nominated Disaster Recovery Centre
  • Experienced IBM support technicians to restore your complete system, start to finish
  • IBM Power servers (iSeries) Disaster Recovery Service

We strive to ensure our clients receive Best of Breed cloud and infrastructure support services, selected from a broad portfolio of products and services, plus the personal and expert skills of our consultants and our knowledge of your business.

IMS Business Continuity Snapshot:

iSeries Application Restore is often overlooked in favour of hardware restore or failure but equally important.

Ship to Site Restore

IMS employs ITSM for faster response times:

1 hour for business-critical and 4 hours for non-critical to meet the deadline of a 24-hour RTO (Recovery Time Objective).

Whilst RPO (Recovery Point Objective) is very much dependent on the clients’ own internal procedures, IMS can provide solutions to decrease RPO to facilitate High Availability.

Features:

– Regular performance testing

 – Flexibility to invoke for any incident and quantity

 – Low Syndication Ratios to 1:10

 – ‘Sensible’ geographical reach and coverage

 – Accreditations – ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 27001: 2005, SAS 70 Type 2

Hosted Recovery Centre Services

Designed for both internal and outsourced data centre resources, IMS can manage your IBM Power System/iSeries solutions through our secure data centre.

Do not put your IBM iSeries investment at risk.

A comprehensive business continuity plan is key to the survival of any organisation – let’s discuss.

0845 130 8499

solutions@imsolutions.info

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