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It seems like we can never offer too many security options in the applications we deliver to the market, and Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise is no exception. This solution helps you build an IBM i-centric schedule for controlling batch processes and monitoring across IBM i, UNIX, Linux, and Windows—all controlled from your most reliable system, IBM i.
Wondering about best practices for automating your IBM i processes with Robot systems management solutions? Take a look at this list and get off to a good start.
IBM i users have grown accustomed to the convenience and performance of a homogenized storage environment. After all, who better to supply the disks tied to Power Systems servers than IBM engineers themselves? With the introduction of the POWER7 series, however, customers now have some interesting new options to investigate.
The three Vs of big data are volume, velocity, and variety, but in order derive value from big data, IT departments need tools to store massive amounts of data (volume) and make sure it is always available for quick analysis (velocity).
IT departments and line-of-business employees now expect unfettered access to key corporate data from their smartphones and tablets.
Even though IBM i has proven its worth for more than 30 years now, there are still numerous ways to maximize its use. Application modernization is one initiative worth pursuing to gain the most value from the operating system.
Have you recently adopted an IBM server running IBM i and don’t know where to begin with system operations? You are not alone.
As time marches on, your business grows and your Power Systems running IBM i grow with you. You add processors, disks, an external SAN, virtual partitions, and all of the latest technology that keeps your end user’s systems available. And as it expands, your system remains competitive both in processing power and cost with any enterprise class system in the world.
The concept of high availability has been on the minds of IT decision makers in the last several years. As the recent IBM Top Concerns survey revealed, comprehensive high availability is the second highest concern among IBM i users, with only keeping current skill sets coming ahead.
There is little doubt among IT experts as to the potential benefits of implementing automation tools at deeper levels within the data center environment. Yet adoption rates have not always mirrored this optimism. Especially among the small business crowd, automation is still seen as something that is "nice to have" as opposed to mission-critical.
Backup and recovery processes are among the unsung heroes of data center operations. Though end results may not be readily apparent on an everyday basis, natural and digital disasters have a way of humbling companies that do not take this risk management discipline seriously.
Have you looked around your OS/400 output queues lately to see what’s stored there and how old it is? Read this article for guidelines on data that you should and shouldn't keep.
So, just how big is big data? Big enough to demand a proactive solution that eliminates wasted space before it happens.
When you apply rules to system events, automation software like Robot Console works like the autopilot on a boat or plane—it steers the system through the night or the weekend while you rest.
Job scheduling was simpler when you only needed to worry about your IBM i (AS400) server and its batch processes, but several dynamics have changed over the past decade which have forced us into worrying about processes on other platforms.
When it comes to cleaning up these old Robot Schedule jobs, the best way is to use a SQL statement that you can run from STRSQL. This article will show you how.
As organizations collect increasingly vast volumes of information, one question will inevitably emerge: How long should we keep it all?
Previously, we wrote on the importance of building a retention system for documents and other data. In this article, we discuss how Robot products can help with data retention on IBM i.
IBM i high availability has been at the top of your wish list for a while. Don’t let budget hold you back any longer. Discover how affordable HA can be.
See how a two-pronged approach using data backups and a high availability solution could deliver the strongest disaster recovery strategy for your organization.
Automating the run book is a huge productivity increase for the oeprations team in any data center. Find out what the HelpSystems experts have to say about the history of run book automation.