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Many IT professionals still use the term AS/400. But can a platform that was introduced in 1988 still be relevant today? The answers typically surprise people.
Your high availability solution is only as solid as your role swaps. You can’t be certain that your systems are switch-ready unless you test. Follow these steps to start testing your role swaps regularly.
When was the last time you talked to your key ISVs? HelpSystems recommends an annual touch base to keep you informed on technology directions that can benefit your business.
IBM i expert Chuck Stupca and Chuck Losinski presented an engaging webinar about the unique characteristics of IASPs and how application data can be seamlessly migrated to optimize system processes.
Did you know that IBM i’s origins pre-date the AS/400 server? Read on for IBM i operating system history and the IBM server history that has supported this powerful platform for decades.
Automation means more than efficiency, accuracy, and ROI. It has a real impact on the people who love and work with the platform every day, as well as those who will fill their shoes in days to come.
Using solid-state drives (SSDs) in IBM Power servers can provide numerous advantages over traditional HDDs, namely in the area of computing performance. See some of those benefits here.
Learn how you can allocate HA costs as operating expenses (OPEX) instead of capital expenses (CAPEX).
Here are five tips from Tom Huntington on how best to move your IBM i automation project along the path to success.
The key benefit of live partition mobility (LPM) for IBM i, which allows IT to migrate a partition from one physical machine to another, is limiting downtime. Read on to learn more.
Using storage area networks or SAN for virtualization and dynamic allocation of system resources can lower the total cost of ownership of disk and improve flexibility for backups and more. Here’s how.
There are a lot of options out there for IBM i data replication. We’ll help you weigh the options as your put together the pieces of your high availability plan.
Excessive disk space usage causes your IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) backups and disk reporting to take longer. It's best practice to automate clean-up for your journal receivers. Here's how.
To help you stay connected to the thriving IBM i community, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of IBM i user groups around the world. Read on!
Take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of IBM’s Db2 Mirror for i and determine how HelpSystems solutions complement this tool and can further enhance your experience.
Let’s face it—upgrading your operating system is a big project. But believe it or not, the whole process boils down to just two steps: planning and backing up!
The IBM i operating system is proven technology that has stood the test of time since the early days of the System/38 and AS/400 and on through to POWER9. Know the business benefits.
In this short video, Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions, provides a comprehensive tour of Insite.
For busy IT pros who love their IBM i (or AS/400), we've summarized Steve Will's hugely popular, 60-minute webinar in a 6-minute blog post. Enjoy!
The IBM i thought leaders at HelpSystems take a moment to reflect on the last 30 years and share their hopes for the future.