IBM i High Availability Services Maximize the Uptime of Your IT Environment

IBM i High Availability as a Service (HAaaS) can help you take full advantage of your datacenter’s capabilities by enabling your production environment to keep running 24/7/365 without disruptions. Taking advantage of HAaaS for your IBM i platform will also allow you to increase the flexibility of your budget by shifting to an operating expense and eliminating tape storage. Considering HAaaS for your datacenter’s operations is particularly important if you’ve found that your backup window is cutting into valuable production time, especially if this has led you to the unsafe practice of not performing regular backups so as to preserve production time.

HAaaS generally involves the seamless role-swapping of environments in a time span of less than one hour. The environment at your local site is considered the “production” environment, and we will manage a cloud-hosted “target” environment. Through regular transaction-to-transaction replications, the target environment will be synchronized with the production environment so that, in the event of a disaster, you can continue production as normal on the target environment. Later, at a conveniently scheduled time, your environment can be swapped back to your own production environment for business as usual.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of an IBM i HAaaS solution for your company, Abacus Solutions can help. We will install best-of-purpose IBM high availability software onto your production environment that will perform transaction-based replications to a target environment hosted in our powerful datacenters. Not only does this allow for a last-transaction recovery point objective (RPO), but it also enables us to guarantee a recovery time objective (RTO) of less than one hour, meaning you’ll be back up and running in no time. We’ll even monitor and manage all replications to ensure consistency and data security in your environment’s synchronization.

For more information about the IBM i high availability services that we offer, contact Abacus Solutions today.