Sustainability planning is always on the agenda for data center managers as they decide what combination of skills and technologies will be required to manage the digital workloads and business expectations of tomorrow.
Here are five tips from Tom Huntington on how best to move your IBM i automation project along the path to success.
With all the industry news and talk about how to manage big data, I wanted to write a follow-up to my post on IASPs last week. If you are using IASPs, how are you managing the growth and ownership of that data? How are you alerted when you get close to exceeding your thresholds?
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.
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.
Let’s be honest. Finding good training for your staff and instructors who really know IBM i can be an issue. Luckily, HelpSystems offers essential training on IBM i operations from experts with over 20 years of experience.
Last month, Chuck Stupca (retired IBMer) and Chuck Losinski (HelpSystems) presented a webinar discussing FlashCopy for IBM i . Based on the attendance, it looks like this is a very important topic for many of you so I wanted to explain how FlashCopy ties to Robot products.
Did you know that Robot SCHEDULE can be installed directly into an independent ASP from the product maintenance wizard? Learn more about how Robot supports IASPs.
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.
It was great to see Infor vending at COMMON last year. I took the opportunity to talk with Ross Freeman, IBM i Strategy Lead at Infor, and hear why they are passionate about IBM i—as you know, it’s something we have in common.
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.
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.
How can IBM i applications be modernized and brought in line with evolving enterprise expectations for user experience and extensibility? Much of the software for the platform still runs code from the 1990s, which is understandable given binary compatibility, but the truth is that the standard “green screen” isn’t state-of-the-art anymore.
Robot Schedule version 12 makes monitoring for file events and setting them up as dependencies a very simple process.
You might be asking yourself, “What’s a WUI?” At Robot, WUI stands for web user interface, and we think it has some big benefits that are giving the GUI a run for its money.
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.
This past year, I have visited at least 12 different cities providing insight into IBM Power Server directions. At each event, eventually some customer stops me to say how great our support is. So why do I hear this?
Does Robot Save backup and recovery software have a central scratch pool? Yes! Learn about the Data Center Management System (DCMS).
May 2, 2014 marked another milestone for the IBM i OS. IBM continues to expand its technology support with its latest release, IBM i 7.2. Take a closer look at the new features you’ll want to know about.
VTL can be faster than LTO if you take advantage of the virtual features, but if your backup rules stay the same, you may be disappointed. Read on.
The other day, I met with a customer who had recently been promoted to senior administrator for a company serving the auto industry. His old boss had retired, and now that he was in charge, he was on his way to Rochester, MN from the company’s west coast offices to learn more about IBM Power Server VIOS technology.