IBM Power i Consultancy

IBM Power Systems Consultancy

IBM Power Systems are the latest in IBM’s midrange offering, converging their successful AIX Unix platform (formerly pSeries, RS/6000) with IBM’s own i platform (formerly System i, iSeries, AS/400). The latest generation of Power8 servers represent the most powerful and scalable midrange servers that IBM have ever made and form a strong value proposition for any midrange client.

APSU have over 20 years of designing innovative solutions around Power Systems and are one of the highest accredited partners in Europe. Why not see what our dedicated team of consultants can do for you?

 

Performance

Performance

With a 20% performance per core uplift against Power6 and almost 40% compared to Power5, IBM Power8 servers represent a great opportunity to consolidate workloads.
 

Scalability

Scalability

With IBM’s move towards multi-core technology, each model has around 4 times the number of processing cores compared to its Power7 predecessor.

Reliability

Reliability

IBM’s midrange systems have built up a legendary reputation for reliability. Power8 technology takes this a step further with self-healing processes built in to ensure your business stays up and running.
 
TCO

TCO

IBM’s Power8 range includes the first-ever EnergyStar® approved midrange server and with performance per kW up by over 400% against previous generations, it really can be green to go big blue.

 

Power Systems Consultancy

Our dedicated and experienced team of architects can help you to understand what the needs of your business mean to your underlying infrastructure. This may start with performance modelling or capacity planning to ensure that any solution we propose is fit for purpose both now and in the future. It’s important that your infrastructure can adapt with your business needs rather than your business adapting to fit the restraints of your infrastructure.

Design Services

No two companies are the same, so why should IT solutions be any different? At APSU, we strongly believe that working in partnership with your team is the best way to create the IT infrastructure that is right for you. As a result, we will take time at the very beginning of the design phase to fully understand both the current requirements and future plans of your business. We have a wealth of experience around designing complex solutions and can also work with you to compile the TCO and ROI study that accompanies the solution.

Implementation Services

Our experienced team of delivery consultants combined with our dedicated PRINCE2 accredited project office ensure that all projects are properly planned, tracked and managed to successful completion. Whether it’s a small upgrade or a multi-million pound project, it will be treated with the same level of care and professionalism by our team.

All of our delivery consultants have a wealth of experience around all aspects of system configuration – from basic setup to data migration, operating system trouble-shooting and advanced system tuning.

Power Systems Support

On top of the standard IBM hardware and software maintenance agreements, APSU can also offer proactive monitoring and management packages to suit you – whether it’s through our helpdesk, managed operations or support teams. Our 24 x 7 service desk currently monitors and manages over 90 discreet IBM i (formerly known as AS/400 or iSeries) environments backed up by level 2 and 3 support provided by our teams of technical specialists.

Our service portfolio stretches from an out-of-hours help desk through management of HA environments right the way to full operational and administrative support of environments.

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    Roadmapping
  • HA & DR
    HA & DR
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    Experts
In business, no-one likes surprises. That’s why having a technology roadmap that supports your strategic objective is so important. Our team of consultants are experts in aligning technology to business goals and working with clients to create a roadmap that fits them.

Having a technology roadmap also helps to reduce IT spend by providing predictable expenditure for budgeting purposes and eliminates knee-jerk reactions to problems that can often be rushed and poorly planned.

Whether you have a defined DR strategy or are looking to create one but don’t know where to start – APSU can help. We have a great depth of knowledge around HA and DR and experience helping organisations create robust DR strategies that fit their needs. We will work with you to understand your Recovery Point and Time Objectives (RTO/RPO) and design a solution that fits you. For logical replication environments, APSU are the largest provider of MIMIX in the UK with the most accredited individuals of any Business Partner.
As an alternative to on-site infrastructure, more and more customers are now looking to provision their Power Systems resource through the cloud. Whether it’s a case of reducing owned assets, turning CAPEX into OPEX or just getting off the technology treadmill, there are a number of benefits to considering the cloud. We have offerings for either production or HA environments, backed up by best practice from our infrastructure experience and first-class monitoring and management services from our operations team.

APSU have been providing cloud services on Power i for over 10 years and have been chosen as both IBM and INFOR’s cloud partner of choice.

 

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IBM i is, at its very core, designed for data.

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“Power i currently supports our mail users, website and core business applications. We are happy using the platform and didn’t want to move away from it. However, our existing Power i systems couldn’t satisfy the growth we needed within the current models, so new systems were required”

APSU spent time understanding our business and the technical requirements in order to design the right upgrade path to ensure that our investment in Power i was not wasted. The solution was delivered on time and to schedule. APSU were always responsive if I had any questions and they ironed out any problems we had. We are very happy with the service we received from APSU”

Steve Dunning, Power i Consultant, Kuoni