Here are five tips from Tom Huntington on how best to move your IBM i automation project along the path to success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High availability is a buyer’s world. With so many different solutions on the market, you shouldn’t be shy about shopping around until you find the right fit. Follow these tips for selecting your HA solution.
High availability solutions are seen as expensive, time consuming, and tricky. So, even though HA tops IT wish lists, many companies pump the brakes and make excuses to delay implementation. We’re here to clear the air for HA.
Learn how you can allocate HA costs as operating expenses (OPEX) instead of capital expenses (CAPEX).
Learn where capacity management fits into operations management today—especially as organizations move into the cloud.
You know IT capacity planning is important. But have you been doing it?
Demands for services are increasing. High performance and reliability are expected. Yet budgets, labor and floor space are all being constrained. That’s where capacity management comes in. Capacity management can improve efficiency and guarantee reliability of your business systems.
Cloud computing offers institutions a viable solution to optimizing their IT infrastructure. Through the use of a third-party cloud provider, banks can start storing data from all platforms and devices on remote servers, freeing up their legacy systems from demand they are often unable to process. That’s why the capacity management tools banks use must not only provide real-time data, but support the software of all different kinds of cloud providers and mobile platforms.
Anyone who works for a large organization knows that July isn’t just a time for fireworks and BBQs. It’s also when you plan your budget for the next fiscal year.
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Underestimating the consequences of downtime can be hugely detrimental to your productivity. Accurately calculating those costs won’t just prevent disasters, but also help you effectively manage your capacity planning efforts.