Resources | HelpSystems

Resources

Article

Virtual Tape Considerations for IBM i

This article examines some of the most popular IBM VTL (virtual tap library) solutions for IBM i and other platforms. You'll also learn what to consider to determine if VTL is right for you.
Blog

Realize ROI with Robot

Robot has a reputation for providing high-quality systems management software and backing it up with great support. These additional benefits can help you justify the cost of automation at your company.
Blog

What Not to Do for IBM i Disaster Recovery

It may seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many organizations are still making these tape media mistakes. If this is you, there’s never been a better time to change your processes and improve IBM i disaster recovery!
Blog

7 Misconceptions About Automation

Don’t let fear of the unknown decide your fate. Familiarize yourself with the facts about automation before you spend another minute on manual AS400 operations.
Blog

Common Excuses for Not Automating

Whether it’s staffing, budget, or complexity, we’ve heard all the excuses to forgo automation. The next time you hear—or find yourself making—an excuse, have the response ready.
Blog

The Case for Storage Area Networks (SAN)

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.
Article

IBM on IASP for PowerHA Implementations

You’ve heard about IASP technology many times over the years, but you’ve been ignoring it, haven’t you? Steve Finnes confirms that it’s past time we “get to know it, understand it, and not be afraid of it.”
Article

FlashCopy: Pros and Cons

IBM System Storage FlashCopy might seem like magic. But do the benefits for IBM i business continuity outweigh the hidden costs? Read on to find out.
Article

Backup Basics: Saving Your Data and Your Job

You need a backup strategy to test your company’s disaster recovery plan and, despite its reputation for reliability, administrators still need to back up their IBM i. A sound backup strategy should also restore individual user objects to account for human error.