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High Availability for IBM i / The Side Effects & Cures to Implementing HA (FREE FOR MEMBERS)


by Matt Staddler, IT Solutions Group, Inc.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 • 12:00 pm Central Time


Active Ingredient - Companies looking to implement High Availability for the IBM Power Systems i or have implemented but never failed over to a second system.

How to Use - Select an HA Product suitable to your Company needs 


Side Effects - Someone in your company has decided upon / prescribed an HA Solution for your IBM Power System i (AS/400, iSeries) because he or she has judged that the benefit to your company is greater than the risk of side effects.  Side effects consist of Project planning, Teamwork, additional cost of Third party products, workload for IT Staff to manage the product, Labor cost to Test, Test, and Test again, and “Why your first Switch will fail”. After 100’s of HA installations and Disaster recovery tests, this session is designed to help understand the pitfalls and remedies for Role Swaps / Switching and Failover in an IBM i environment. 


Learning Objectives:

1. Discusses the inherent challenges with Logical and Hardware Replication

2. Discusses challenges associated with HA implementations 

3. Discusses challenges associated with Role Swap / Switching Systems 

4. Develop a realistic budget that can drive a successful HA implementation 

5. Understand the total cost of implementing HA



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Enable IBM i in the Cloud on your Terms (FREE FOR MEMBERS)


by Richard Dolewski, Denovo, LLC

Thursday, November 19, 2015 • 12:00 pm Central Time


Cloud computing is the norm for everything in today’s business.  IBMi has been the enabler your business has counted on forever. Do not compromise with a traditional non virtualized deployment. The technology of IBM Power provides access to business solutions that previously were out of reach.  Empower your business whether big or small to compete in today’s market place.   Significantly increase your IT agility, availability, and scale.   Gain insight into aligning your IBM Power strategy with Cloud as the default position for today’s customers looking to build new applications and services quickly and economically.


We will discuss:


  1. Real-world experience of deploying a variety of cloud enabled and virtualized solutions 
  2. Maintaining  control of your environments with a high degree of security, availability and scalability 
  3. Experiences including IBMi in your house, and hosted, all under your terms


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