Business owners and IT managers understand that data and applications form the backbone of their enterprises. They facilitate connections between employees and customers, maintain system operations, and ensure efficient information storage and access.
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
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
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
In recent years, much progress has been made in IT security to guard against cyber threats for companies running IBM i – especially with protections such as: threat detection and access management software. Yet these troubling issues still cost businesses upwards of $8 trillion a year. That’s serious money! Just ask the IT managers at