AssurIT have been providing consultative services to a major UK based manufacturer, with a view to migrating their existing System i backups, from the conventional tape media employed by most iSeries users, to a cloud based solution.
The brief was to move away from drive reliability problems and the usual errors relating to tape media, whilst at the same time providing an off-site service that was secure and met with data security guidelines. The client also wished to consolidate off-site iSeries data storage with a cold-start DR Service to improve their recovery window.
AssurIT have delivered a solution to meet it's clients requirements by using a specialist software package that provides for a complete disk-to-disk backup solution. This software replaces iSeries tape backups with a highly compressed, encrypted backup that is saved to a Wintel platform. With local SAN, client side and remote SAN storage based at AssurIT's datacentre, daily iSeries System saves can now be accessed locally or off-site for Disaster Recovery.
Further more, the benefit of having daily iSeries System saves stored on a SAN within it's datacentre, means that AssurIT can now provide a cold-start DR service, much quicker than the conventional service provided by its competitors.