A customer came to CloudFIrst and asked if we could help get their output queues cleaned up. They had a compliance requirement to keep one year’s worth of critical spool files on the system but needed a means to clear out everything else.
Backup vs. DRaaS for IBM i
We can all agree that critical business data needs to be protected against disasters and that unplanned downtimes can be extremely costly. Yet many IT managers are not in agreement about the best backup approach for their IBM Power Systems that are running IBM i. Some believe that traditional methods (such as tape) are still
How Managed Backup can enhance your IBM i Disaster Recovery Strategy
There are a number of options for local and cloud-based backup and recovery solutions. In our last blog, we discussed the issues with local tape-based backups. Most cloud backup services provide a basic subset of services for backing up and restoring production data. The list below shows the seven basic services every cloud backup provider
Realizing your IBM i Tape Backup Strategy Must Change
Tape-based backup is older than most people reading this article, and many organizations are still using it as either a primary or secondary backup solution. With tape backup systems, data and systems are backed up to magnetic media and stored locally off-site in a (hopefully) secured tape storage facility. But there are a multitude of
Considering Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (IBM i DRaaS) as a Path to the Cloud
Tier 1 vs. Tier 3 Data Centers – What’s the Difference?
Imagine getting a call from the offsite data center you use informing you that your mission-critical applications have been destroyed or seriously compromised due to a fire at the facility…or a natural disaster…or a security breach or break-in. The damages from such a catastrophe can be immensely expensive and could even put you out of