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  • Big Blue Gives IBM i Shops A Special 30th Birthday Bash Box

    Big Blue Gives IBM i Shops A Special 30th Birthday Bash Box May 21, 2018 Dan Burger Big Blue is in the middle of celebrating three decades of the IBM i platform, and the company has unveiled a special birthday box that commemorates the occasion. It’s essentially a Solutions Edition package with some extra bells and whistles. For those unfamiliar with the Solutions Editions, they are pre-configured systems with a choice of IBM and ISV software discounts applied. Those discounts…

  • IBM To Resell VTLs With Better Fit Than ProtecTIER

    IBM To Resell VTLs With Better Fit Than ProtecTIER March 28, 2018 Dan Burger IBM has added two virtual tape libraries designed for IBM i environments to its reseller list. The VTLs, produced by Dynamic Solutions International, are designed for companies utilizing deduplication for data storage in circumstances where data is rapidly expanding and data storage investments are being preserved. The VTLs are expected to fill a niche that IBM’s ProtecTIER appliances have been unable to serve. As data storage…

  • Understanding IBM’s PowerHA For i – IT Jungle

    Understanding IBM’s PowerHA For i June 12, 2017 Alex Woodie When it comes to high availability on the IBM i platform, there are two main options: logical replication and PowerHA SystemMirror for i. While the architecture and benefits of logical replication solutions are well-established and well-known, PowerHA remains a bit of a mystery for many. We will try to shine some light on how PowerHA works, and whether it is the right choice for you. There has been an increase…

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