What You Should Know About IBM i Disaster Recovery

AS/400 Disaster Recovery Management

AS/400 disaster recovery comprises procedures, tools, and policies that make it possible to recover important systems and technology infrastructure after a disaster has occurred. Companies should always be prepared for such scenarios since they often occur unexpectedly.

When it comes to disaster recovery, it is possible to utilize the IBM Power Systems since they may prove highly valuable, especially when handling critical applications. Some of the available IBM i disaster recovery options will be discussed in this context.

Formulating an IBM i Disaster Recovery Strategy Based on A Company’s Recovery Objectives

As a business owner, some of the factors that you should consider when looking into establishing recovery objectives include:

  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO): Always consider the amount of data a company is willing to lose. Look into how the company data is backed up. Also, when a disaster takes place, how much data will be lost.
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO): Consider the time needed to recover the data and ensure the applications are up and running as usual.

Although each of these objectives should be based on your organization’s needs, it is good to note that they may be different depending on the workload. The RPO and RTO are important factors since they determine what replication solution is most suitable for your business. It is good to plan and come up with a budget that suits the disaster recovery.

After setting the objectives, you should now focus on the disaster recovery options that align with your needs. Some of the suitable disaster recovery solutions include those offered by us at Abacus Solutions.

AS/400 Disaster Recovery Management

The AS/400 disaster recovery solutions replicate data in real-time into a DR (disaster recovery) system that is either remote, local, in the cloud, or hosted. In the case of an on-premise solution, DR software installed on local appliances protects data and applications from events that may take place unexpectedly, causing systems to fail.

AS/400 DR Management is capable of two-way replication, ensuring that any changes made when there is a role swap are replicated back. Such solutions enable a company to recover their data on a different system to a point whereby a role swap is possible. This ensures that data is protected in unplanned events such as power loss, human error, hardware and infrastructure failures, natural disasters, and other unpredictable events that may cause some downtime. Additionally, human errors and common data corruption can be eliminated in the process.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Disaster Recovery as a Service entails hosting and replicating virtual or physical servers to the cloud through a commercial hosting provider such as Abacus Solutions. A failover will then be possible for each of the primary systems within a specified period if a disaster occurs. Businesses that need IBM i hosting and DRaaS consult Abacus Solutions because we have created two cloud infrastructures, the Abacus Enterprise i Cloud and the Abacus Entry i Cloud, that virtual slices of a larger enterprise cloud.

Why Choose Abacus Solutions

It is advisable for businesses to ensure their IT department has access to a stable platform meant for application development. To do so, a business must choose a hosting provider that offers the correct services intended for their cloud computing needs while also offering the necessary support for the services rendered.

Abacus Solutions is a global entity that deals in IT infrastructure services and hardware, and we have been operational since 2000. In addition to IBM i hosting and disaster recovery as a service, we offer customized server, network, cloud, storage solutions, and IT solutions and services. That means we can assist you in every way possible, depending on your needs and demands.