IBM i CLOUD

Abacus is an IBM i marked managed service cloud provider. Our technical and sales expertise combined with our effort of continuously striving to exceed customer expectations is what separates us from the competition. Our expertise comes from an extensive IBM i portfolio (IBM business partner, hardware broker, professional services and solution provider, maintenance company, and managed service provider) providing us unique perspective and experience for customer specific Abacus i Cloud solutions.

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IBM Partnership Qualifications

IBM Gold Business Partner Mark
IBM Server Systems Specialist Gold Business Partner Mark
IBM Storage Systems Specialist Gold Premier Business Partner Mark
IBM Managed Services for Infrastructure Premier Business Partner Mark

IBM i Cloud Options

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Enterprise i Cloud

The Abacus Enterprise i Cloud was created with IBM i business critical workloads in mind. Your business would not survive without these environment work horses and we at Abacus understand that importance. Abacus will migrate you to the Abacus Enterprise i Cloud and provide you with IBM i focused infrastructure, services, and support. We will deliver a customized virtual slice of a larger enterprise level infrastructure and support you proactively moving forward. Abacus provides customizable virtual compute & memory, virtual storage, V7RX O/S, unlimited users, non-operating software, operations management, redundant network and management, options for daily offsite backup management, options for business continuity as a service, and cloud implementation and migration services.

Shifting to the Abacus Enterprise i Cloud from traditional premise managed environments provides you with more horsepower, flexibility, scalability, and redundancy, all at a reasonable operating rate as opposed to unpredictable capital expenses.

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Entry i Cloud

The Abacus Entry i Cloud fills the void the IBM i market place has been screaming for - a low cost, short term, and ease of entry/exit cloud! Abacus will migrate you to the Abacus Entry i Cloud and provide you IBM i focused infrastructure, services, and support. We will deliver a pre-prepared virtual slice of a larger infrastructure and support you proactively moving forward. Abacus provides preconfigured virtual compute & memory, virtual storage, VXRX O/S, unlimited users, non-operating software, operations management, redundant network and management, daily offsite backup management, and cloud implementation and migration services.

As an IBM i focused cloud provider Abacus’s Entry i Cloud purpose is to reduce your Total Cost of Ownership without giving up quality. This focus combined with a short quarterly term allows for flexibility in a traditional rigid platform.

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Hosting

Let Abacus be the final destination for your older AS/400, IBM iSeries, System i, and IBM Power Systems environments. We have the unique resources and abilities to keep these older environments running for you for the indefinite future.

Abacus will own your relocation and migration to our cloud, and provide you the needed runway for an aging platform. Drawing from our years of experience, we will plan your relocation with you for the lowest possible business impact. Abacus will take your hardware as is and/or reconfigure where needed, while keeping serial numbers the same for third party application and business depreciation requirements. After the hardware has been relocated, we will provide power, ping, pipe, hardware maintenance, operations management, redundant network and management, and daily offsite backup management as contracted.

Abacus can shift you from production to various levels of archive state until the day you no longer have use for the data. Abacus provides the life support to keep your iSeries environments alive and well for as long as needed.

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Cloud Backup

Storing data requires space, time, and money; and while we cannot eliminate all backup storage obstacles, we can drastically reduce them with a storage solution that scales to your budget and IT needs. As an IBM i focused cloud provider, Abacus is well versed in the importance of best practices backup policies, procedures, and infrastructure. Abacus parlays off this cloud experience and provides a one-too-many solution to the customer.

Abacus will provide a customer premise backup appliance, then work, with and for, the customer to setup disk to disk backups to the local appliance. Then, we'll establish a connection to the Abacus Backup Cloud for replication. Finally, we'll monitor and manage daily deduplication to the Abacus Backup Cloud. This data is available locally and offsite, and because of deduplication and compression technology, the storage and bandwidth requirements are typically low. The customer is responsible for the data being backed up, while Abacus is responsible for the backup to the local appliance and daily offsite replication.

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Windows Cloud

Abacus’s cloud focus is the IBM i, but many IBM i shops have intertwined and/or latency concerned Windows environments critical to the business that can’t be left behind or just want a one sum solution provider. Abacus and our partners are willing and able to take all of these window environments and provide them as a single cloud solution for you, the customer. Our Windows Cloud is built on best of breed infrastructure, backed by a higher level of technical expertise and infrastructure than the typical commodity provider.

Why Choose the Abacus Cloud?

  • You have an aging workforce/loss of a critical resource.
  • You want to shift focus to business critical workload(s).
  • You have a pending application/hardware upgrade.
  • We can eliminate backup windows.
  • You need to enhance/replace business continuity.
  • You have a desire to enhance/augment hardware operations management.
  • You need to shift a legacy environment to archive.
  • You have a short term test/development need.
  • You need to perform an OS upgrade test.
  • We can give you a performance assessment.

Let Abacus Move You To the Cloud.

Our multiple Cloud options simplify IT for the user by removing the need to buy, install or manage infrastructure now or in the future and can then scale with your growing IT business needs.