Four common misconceptions regarding High Availability for Power i
Takes too long
Requires a high-skill
level to manage
I'm happy with
a tape restore
The Smarter Way is Affordable
APSU has been delivering simple pricing and low-cost, high availability
solutions for over 10 years.
Starting from as little as £1k per month, we can provide you with a fully
managed high-availability service with no upfront charges.
Takes too long to implement
The Smarter Way is Delivered on Schedule
APSU can deliver your service within six weeks of completing our customer site
survey and solution design workshop.
The implementation phase has been fully tested; it is project driven and
co-designed with IBM to ensure successful completion.
Requires a high skill level to manage
The Smarter Way has the Expertise
APSU provide the skills and expertise to implement and support your high
availability environment 24/7; we will also test it every year.
The service is delivered by Europe's highest accredited IBM Power i and Vision
Solutions partner. Your business continuity could not be in better hands.
Not needed: I'm happy with a tape restore
The Smarter Way is Your Option of Choice
Normally, if you can accept a 48hr recovery window, then a conventional tape
restore would be your only option. However APSU's affordable vSRi service
now puts high availability firmly within your reach.
Speak to our customers; they will convince you that high availability should now
be your option of choice.
The Smarter Way to High Availability
Virtual Server Recovery for i
The Smart Choice for High Availability
Virtual Server Recovery for i or VSRi for short, is a fully managed cloud high availability service for an IBM iSeries or Power i.
By safeguarding your business from IT disasters, VSRi not only helps to build a safer, more secure business, it also drives down management and outlay costs. The solution is scalable and the expertise to deliver and manage the service is included. Developed to work with IBM i5/OS V5R3 and beyond, the VSRi solution provides high availability to protect your business.
Cloud adoption pricing with no capital outlay or set-up charges means an extremely affordable business continuity solution for the System i
The service was designed with IBM and is delivered using IBM processes and procedures. Approved and recommended by IBM since 2005
Managed by Experts
Everything is included for a turn-key high availability solution delivered by Europe’s highest accredited IBM Power i and Vision Solutions partner
One of the first cloud solutions for IBM i in the world, delivered on behalf of IBM for major clients in all industry sectors
Driving down costs
VSRi is hosted and managed on IBM Power systems within secure data centres, removing the need for you to own expensive systems or retain highly paid technical staff. We bill you annually or quarterly and costs are fixed for three or five years depending on the agreement term selected.
Eliminate expensive downtime
VSRi eliminates expensive downtime by providing 24-hour, year round availability. Because costs are shared, prices are lower for all users. By providing processing power on demand, the VSRi solution removes a risk inherent in traditional data recovery contracts with no loss of data and very little downtime.
Backed by appropriate skills
As well as providing access to the latest technologies, VSRi is backed by the skills necessary to protect your organisation against data loss. APSU takes responsibility for all regular testing and will perform or assist in any live rollover. You will have access to a 24-hour, 365-day service desk and receive monthly reports, which cover problem analysis as well as information on testing and any invocations that have occurred.
Integrated online backup and storage
The VSRi solution seamlessly integrates online backups, disk-based storage, retrieval and recovery, eliminating the need for off-site tape storage and ensuring information is easily available where and when required.
Complete work area recovery
If disaster strikes, organisations need comprehensive recovery facilities to keep their business processes functioning. Your VSRi solution can include more than just your Power i servers. After a disaster, APSU can also manage the delivery of other IT platforms and components, providing temporary infrastructure recovery for supporting environments.
Using a shared server, APSU provides 20% of the purchased capacity for replication (100% on invocation). The main storage is also increased on invocation. Includes one scheduled annual data destructive test, plus unlimited disaster invocations.
Using a shared server, APSU provides 20% of the purchased capacity for replication (100% on invocation). The main storage is also increased on invocation. Includes one scheduled annual data destructive test, unlimited disaster invocations, plus one annual planned role swap at 100% capacity (for continuous operations to cover hardware, software and OS upgrades, peak batch processing, etc.). Additional planned role swaps can be purchased up front and scheduled at any time during the contract term, or purchased at a premium price on an ad hoc basis.
Using a dedicated server, APSU dedicates capacity to the customer. The main storage is increased on invocation. Includes one scheduled annual data destructive test, unlimited disaster invocations, plus one annual planned role swap (for continuous operations to cover hardware, software and OS upgrades, peak batch processing, etc.). Additional planned role swaps can be purchased up front and scheduled at any time during the contract term, or purchased at a premium price on an ad hoc basis.
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Steve Ellis talks about how APSU’s VSRi cloud solution helped to guarantee service uptime for one of our clients.
“The key reason why clients choose APSU for IBM i (iSeries and AS/400) business continuity, is our experience. APSU has been configuring, managing high availability environments and performing system role swaps for over 19 years. So there is not much in the way of support or service implementation that we have not encountered before.”
“We were also chosen by IBM to be their partner for managing IBM clients’ IBM i high availability under a VSRi service, and we use these jointly developed IBM processes and procedures to extend first-class support to all of our clients.”