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Disaster Recovery Services

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Fast track your disaster recovery to the proven solution

Eliminate management complexity and reduce costs with a multi-platform Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution managed by a single provider. DraaS offers an innovative, proven cloud-enabled disaster recovery platform that provides continuous replication of data from your primary site to a resiliency data center.

Avoid spiraling data center costs with tiered service levels designed to make recovery of high tolerance data rapid and affordable.

 Multi-Platform support ... now including IBM i
 Significant OPEX savings
 Near-Zero RPO and RTO
 Fast, consistent, reliable
 Secure
 Backed by 50 years of expertise
 Heterogenous to backend storage
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To help you get started, APSU in partnership with IBM, are pleased to offer a free of charge enterprise resiliency assessment to help you better define your recovery objective and resource dependencies to improve responsiveness and optimise investments.

APSU is one of the UK's leading and fastest growing managed services businesses. We are Europe's highest accredited IBM Partner, and our collaborative approach brings cutting-edge solutions to an extensive portfolio of enterprise clients.
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IBM FlashSystem v9000

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IBM's premier Tier 1 all-flash storage system

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution. FlashSystem V9000 delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore™ technology plus a rich set of storage virtualization features.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 performs better, costs less, and integrates more easily than any other enterprise storage solution.

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 delivers value into your unique data center environment through scalable performance, enduring economics, and agile integration.
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Today, IT infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, which means that crucial business questions become information technology questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer experience worth to the bottom line? What advantages are gained by making faster, more informed business decisions? Can we afford not to have the best possible fraud protection and data security? When you answer these business-critical questions in terms of IT infrastructure, and recognize the crucial role storage plays in the right answers, then the value of IBM FlashSystem™ skyrockets.

FlashSystem V9000 offers the advantages of software-defined storage at the speed of flash. These all-flash storage systems deliver the full capabilities of the hardware-accelerated I/O provided by FlashCore Technology. FlashSystem V9000 also delivers the enterprise reliability of MicroLatency™ modules and advanced flash management, coupled with a rich set of the features found in the most advanced software-defined storage solutions. These include Real-time Compression, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services and high-availability configurations.
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  • Accelerate critical applications with the scalable performance of IBM® FlashCore™ Technology
  • Deploy all-flash storage for less than the cost of hard-disk drives (HDDs) with IBM Real-time Compression™
  • Harness the power of data using storage virtualization powered by the ultra-low response times of IBM MicroLatency™
  • Accelerate time to value with agile, easy-to-implement, fully-integrated systems
  • Protect your data with a full suite of disaster-recovery tools including snapshots, clones and replication
  • Achieve advanced virtualization, provisioning and performance management with IBM Virtual Storage Center
  • Leverage advanced flash management features including IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ technology, IBM-engineered error correction codes, overprovisioning capabilities, ultra-fast write buffers and hardware-based data offloads
  • Achieve even higher capacity densities than previous IBM FlashSystem models and leverage an offload encryption engine, high-speed internal interfaces, and full hot swap and storage capacity scale-out capabilities
  • Provide flexibility and extend functionality to virtualized external storage capacity with management of up to 32 PB of external storage by a single IBM FlashSystem V9000 array
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    FlashSystem V9000 - base configuration

    Models 9846/8-AC2, 9846/8-AE2
    Flash type IBM Enhanced MLC
    Flash module configuration 4 x 1.3 TB, 6 x 1.3 TB, 8 x 1.3 TB, 10 x 1.3 TB, 12 x 1.3 TB, 6 x 2.9 TB, 8 x 2.9 TB, 10 x 2.9 TB, 12 x 2.9 TB, 6 x 5.7 TB, 8 x 5.7 TB, 10 x 5.7 TB, 12 x 5.7 TB
    Maximum storage capacity Internal storage enclosure(s): Scalable from 2 TB (usable) up to 456 TB (usable) with full scale-out of control enclosures Effective internal: From 10 TB to 2.2 PB with full scale-out of control enclosures (at 80% reduction)External: Up to 32 PB usable capacity

    Maximum performance fixed building block (100% read, cache miss)

    Minimum latency (4K) 200 ľs
    IOPS (4K) 526,000
    Bandwidth (128K) 6.2 GB/s

    Maximum performance – scalable building block (100% read, cache miss)

    Minimum latency (4K) 200 ľs
    IOPS (4K) 630,000
    Bandwidth (128K) 6.2 GB/s

    Maximum performance – scaled out (100% read, 4 building blocks)

    Latency (4K) 200 ľs
    IOPS (4K) 2,520,000
    Bandwidth (128K) 19.2 GB/s
    IOPS (4K) using Real-time Compression 1,200,000
    RAS features Two-dimensional flash RAID? Module-level IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ ? System-level RAID 5 across modules Hot-swappable flash modules Tool-less module installation/replacement Concurrent code load Redundant and hot-swappable components
    Encryption Data-at-rest AES-XTS 256
    FlashSystem V9000 fixed building block – host connectivity options 8 x 16 Gb Fibre Channel 10 x 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8 x 10 Gb Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) 8 x 10 Gb iSCSI
    FlashSystem V9000 scalable building block – host connectivity options 8 x 16 Gb Fibre Channel 16 x 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8 x 10 Gb FCoE 8 x 10 Gb iSCSI
    Virtualization software model 5639-RR7
    Shared SMP processor configuration Two Intel Xeon E5 v2 Series eight-core processors
    Processor memory 64 GB per engine
    Dimensions (height x width x depth) 6U x 445 mm x 761 mm (6U x 17.5 in. x 29.96 in.)
    Weight 94 kg (206 lb) fully loaded

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IBM i Systems Management Toolset

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APSU’s Systems Management Solution provides a family of tools, utilities, monitoring and configuration for IBM Power Systems environments (formerly know as the iSeries and AS/400. With more than 10 core IBMi System Management tools, let Maximise automate your IT business processes to increase workflow efficiency.

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Key Features

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IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup

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Whether private, public or hybrid, on-site or off-site, APSU can help organisations unlock the scalable, flexible benefits of cloud in their back up solutions. IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup wraps those benefits into a fully managed service, enabling our clients to proactively, and with greater visibility, backup, retain and retrieve their most critical data. Smart, secure and cost effective.[br][br]

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Enabling security-rich, managed protection of critical data

IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup offers a choice of targeted data protection solutions to help enable security-rich, automated protection of your critical business data. By providing the option of on-site or off-site data protection in a redundant infrastructure managed by APSU, we can help you avoid data, system and site loss and downtime. Using IBM data centers enabled with the latest technologies, including advanced encryption and data deduplication practices, APSU can help you protect your data and better control business and operational risks.[br][br]

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Helping to reduce total cost of ownership

Using cloud-based data protection solutions, we can help you reduce your operating expenses, capital expense requirements and total cost
of ownership. Our managed backup service features more predictable monthly operating expenses and reduced up-front capital expense requirements for software and hardware infrastructure. We help you save time and expense through centralized visibility, reporting and analytics through our storage portal website for streamlined backup and restore routines, thereby enabling your IT staff to focus on higher-priority projects. IBM’s cloud-based data backup service can also reduce costs related to the creation, management and off-site shipping of backup tapes.[br][br]

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Easing the management of various industry regulation requirements

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  • Enables security-rich, managed protection of critical data for increased availability
  • Helps reduce total cost of ownership with cloud-based data backup solutions
  • Eases management of various industry regulation requirements

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Financing



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IBM Global Finance

APSU and IBM Global Financing are here to help you acquire the most advanced infrastructure within your budget. Between IBM’s competitive rates and customized solutions, IBM Global Financing is the best option to help you affordably meet your hardware financing needs and stay competitive.

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Performance

IBM Rapid Online Finance (ROF)

IBM ROF tool enables instant credit checking and contract issuance for review and signing same day, allowing clients to have access to the documentation prior to purchase.
 

Scalability

Smarter Spending

IBM Global Finance helps clients acquire the latest technological solutions and services so they can innovate, grow and become smarter.

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Reliability

Asset Lifecycle

Prevent technology obsolescence with planned hardware update and refresh cycles. Manage your assets for the entire technology lifecycle-from planning to acquisition, management and retirement of your equipment.
 
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Maximise Cashflow

Maximise cash flow and accelerate your project's cash flow break-even point with payment terms that align costs with anticipated benefits

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Cloud computing is enabling a more cost effective, agile and flexible consumption of IT and is transforming the way companies do business. To realize these benefits companies are investing in data centers that are enabled for cloud and transforming their business processes.
In a world where budgets are tight and constantly scrutinized, dealing with these up-front investments is a challenge, and accelerating the time to value is critical. IBM Global Financing can help your company achieve these benefits of cloud computing:

Lower cost

Adopting cloud can help your company reduce your IT costs – financing the IT infrastructure needed to operate in a cloud environment, can help take these savings further.

IBM Global Financing offerings provide qualified companies with:

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  • Fair Market Value leasing that helps further lower your Total Cost of Ownership with savings up to 16 percent compared to outright purchase

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IBM PureSystems™ combine the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance. They are integrated by design and come with built in expertise gained from decades of experience to deliver a simplified IT experience.

IBM Global Financing has two great offers to help you obtain the benefits of PureSystems today:

  • Defer payments for 90 days, or
  • 0% Interest for 12, 24 and 36-month terms

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IBM Project Financing™ provides credit-qualified clients with an integrated financing facility that matches the scope and duration of IBM-led services solutions including Business Analytics and Optimization and Cloud. Customized structures can often be tailored to cover the entire project’s life cycle. Project financing structures can include consulting services, implementation services, infrastructure investments, data centre equipment, business process implementation, IBM and non-IBM hardware and software. IBM Project Financing can help reduce the risk of projects being delayed or the reduction in contract scope by providing a dedicated funding source by speeding project approval and implementation.

IBM Project Financing can help enable your IBM solution by:

  • Aligning project costs with anticipated benefits, minimising up-front capital outlays with financing options
  • Financing the IBM solutions you need now, which are repaid by means of fixed, predictable, periodic payments
  • Preserving your cash and existing lines of credit for other strategic business needs and investments
  • Having flexibility of payment terms which can be tailored to try to meet specific project, budget or revenue generation milestones
  • Helping to accelerate your project’s cash flow break even point by financing your payment obligations

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Title to the equipment automatically passes to the Client after making all payments due on the LPO.

VAT on Amount Financed is invoiced and payable on the commencement of the LPO.
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Title to the hardware remains with IBM. At the end of the Initial Term of the lease, the Client may either;

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ii) return the hardware to IBM; or
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Software (One time charge software subject to license terms)

IBM provides the right to use the software for the initial Term period. At the end of the initial Term, after making all payments due on the lease, and as long as the Client is not in default, there are no further payments due to IBM and the Customer retains continued use of the software as per the terms of the license.
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Title to hardware remains with IBM.

At the end of the Initial Term, the Client may either;

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a) extend the lease for an annual period and retain the use of the equipment for a reduced secondary term rental or;
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Renewals and conversion amounts will be pre-stated on the financing contract upfront.
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Title to hardware remains with IBM.

At the end of the Initial Term, the Client may either;

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a) extend the lease for an annual period and retain the use of the equipment for a reduced secondary term rental or;
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IBM do not have title to the assets.

At the end of the Initial Term of the loan and once the final loan payments have been made, the loan will mature and no further payments are due to IBM.
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