I am new to the world of IBM Power but in the last 6 months, I've learned a lot and would like to share some of those key learnings with you. I'm going to talk about how staying current on your OS avoids trouble, why you need to follow the 3-2-1 best practices rule for backups, and how having a disaster recovery plan prepares you for a worst-case scenario.
According to TechTargets, “The term cloud came into widespread use in 2006 when Amazon launched AWS with the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service”. Since that time, there have been endless debates as to whether it is better to host IT infrastructure on-premises or in the cloud. From my perspective, the answer is a definite “it depends”. How do you figure out what’s best for you? Check out the three questions you need to ask as you determine on-premises versus the cloud. Your company should have the expertise, technology, and environment to support your business requirements.
Earlier this year, I wrote an article entitled The IBM Power Trap that described how a series of decisions related to how you manage your applications and IBM Power can leave you stuck. A few people reached out to me with questions so I thought it might be appropriate to share a real-life story about one of our customers, we will call them Glass Corp International (GCI), that got caught in this trap and had to be rescued.
As a business, it can be challenging to predict where a company's infrastructure will be five years down the road. That's why many companies are choosing to partner with a colocation provider.
In today’s modern world, digital innovations are enabling healthcare organizations across the globe to reduce cost, boost competitiveness, while also allowing quick access to data in real-time. With the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, we’ve seen a complete shift in the past decade with more and more healthcare organizations investing in technology and services to protect their company’s data.
Historically, cost savings has always been a big factor behind data center outsourcing. Cost reduction will remain a key element driving the choice to outsource to a data center partner, but companies also realize the value of proactive services because of improved uptime, compliance, and reduced risks. According to various market reports, data center outsourcing is the most effective way to manage IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to focus on innovating their business. When you consider this and what others are saying, it’s actually hard to find a reason to keep all data center operations in-house.
If you’re an IT professional, you’ve probably heard of IBM’s AS/400. You might know someone with this in their job title or seen certifications for it. But many of us are wondering whether the platform that was introduced back in the 80s is still relevant today. As we approach the digital age and ground-breaking discoveries in artificial intelligence, we’d like to take a look at the AS/400 and discuss why this server is still making an impact.
Many companies today are shifting from managing their data in-house to outsourcing to a proactive data center who can store and manage their data off-site. To understand this shift, let’s take a look at the definition of colocation and learn more about its top benefits.
We’re all users of technology, and in the data center space, we are continually leveraging new systems, methods of communication, and advanced technologies with the user in mind. As our world becomes increasingly more advanced and connected, small business leaders and IT professionals should consider new solutions and concepts around the management of their infrastructure.
Many are wondering whether to outsource IT to a data provider or store their data in the cloud. At first glance, cloud data services are convenient, compared to searching for and choosing a proactive data center partner. In reality, these cloud-based systems can be complex and costly especially as your company grows. Let’s take a look at the differences between cloud services and outsourcing to a proactive data center partner, so you can understand what’s best for your business.
Some believe that the choice of a data center is irrelevant, that one data center is the same as another and that outsourcing is just a commodity. However, data center providers vary in many ways from accreditations, space and power capacity, connectivity options and offerings, to geographical location. Of course, there are other things to consider when choosing a data center provider – how much money they save your business, how quickly they respond in the event of a disaster, and how well they understand local regulation. All of these considerations can be used to describe a proactive data center. Let’s start by taking a look at what this means for the consumer.