IBM i (AS400 / iSeries / System i) Users
Proven, Time-Tested, Affordable Business Continuity (BC) Solutions
Do you need a developed IBM disaster recovery plan? One that you can count on because you can test it on a regular basis and certify all elements are working as expected? Have you ever considered how much time your critical systems can be down – or the cost to you if your AS400 or iSeries disaster recovery plan failed?
Cloud400 DR provides multiple IBM disaster recovery, iSeries disaster recovery and AS400 disaster recovery solutions to fit various Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) requirements.
Despite the IBM i reputation for legendary reliability, your critical applications can still have downtime – planned and unplanned.
Let us help your business continue. Contact us now to help you with your IBM i, iSeries, System i or AS400 disaster recovery plan.
For information on pricing and detailed plan specifications please contact us.
Cloud400 High Availability (HA) – Constant Replication
For your mission critical applications that require the fastest RTO and RPO we recommend Highly Available (HA) for constant replication. Generally, our clients have selected MIMIX or iTera replication software, although there are other alternatives. This IBM disaster recovery HA solution provides the quickest recovery time — in minutes instead of days — because your data is being constantly replicated across the wire to your Cloud400 DR backup.
Three reasons Cloud400 DR is 30%-70% less expensive than an on premise HA server or hosted solution without sacrificing an ounce of performance:
- Pay for only what you need,
- Pay for the level of backup and recovery you want,
- Our replication software is less expensive – you only pay for the copy needed for your on-premise production server.
Cloud400 Online Backup – Recovery From Your Daily Backups In 6-24 Hours
Cloud400 Online Backup is an affordable recovery option for any IBM i, AS400, System i or iSeries disaster recovery plan. With Online Backup you save from your IBM i production server to an on-premise Virtual Tape Drive (VTL) and send periodic daily changes to your Cloud400 data vault. The speed of the VTL reduces your backup window. Data deduplication dramatically shrinks the data that is encrypted and transmitted to Cloud400. Should you declare a disaster we restore your system to a Cloud400 backup server (a Logical Partition or LPAR) at our data center. The Online Backup RPO is usually around 6-24 hours. The RTO really depends on the time of your last replicated backup.
Cloud400 Tape Recovery – Recover Within 24-48 Hours
Cloud400 Tape Recovery is our most affordable disaster recovery solution for IBM i, iSeries, AS400 or System i users that are OK to recover within 24-48 hours. This is a great option if you need to show management or auditors that you have a formal DR plan in place for your iSeries.
Each quarter you send us a complete system save (Save21) backup tape for us to keep on hand in our fireproof vault.
When you declare a disaster, we start building your Cloud400 Logical Partition (LPAR or virtual server) from your backup. You also overnight us your most recent backup to restore to your Cloud400 LPAR so we can get you back up and running with current balances from your last backup.
Also during this period, we connect your firewall with our firewall with point-to-point VPN.
We estimate recovery within a range of 24-48 hours, depending on the declaration and the receipt of the backup tape.
Cloud400 Emergency Replacement (ER) Server – Server Shipped To Your Location
Ease the stress of an IBM i, AS400, System i or iSeries disaster recovery with a emergency replacement server that is comparable or better than your current server’s performance and capacity. The Cloud400 ER server is shipped to a location you specify. You can take delivery at your office or another location if your office is not suitable for business.
From time of declaring the need for the Cloud400 ER server, allow about 2 days for express delivery (about 1 day to retrieve the server from inventory, add any requisite features and test and 1 day for overnight freight t0 any location you specify.
Upon receipt, you restore your backup tapes to the Cloud400 ER server.
Source Data Products has proven competency in planning for any IBM i, iSeries, System i or AS400 disaster recovery without costly downtime or lost data.
What Our Customers Say:
Failover To Cloud400™ Saved Us At Least $18,500
“Ultimately, we determined that a new on-premise production server with High Availability replication to Cloud400 was most cost-effective for us.”
Affordable Cloud Hosted DR
“You can actually get an iSeries in the cloud! I thought the idea was awesome.”
Cloud400™ Is Just More Cost-Effective
“When we compared the cost of the IBM CBU at over $100,000 and Cloud400™, the cloud approach just made lots of sense.”
“Cloud400 includes all the IBM software we need, all the user licensing, and the processor activation fees. We don’t pay any IBM software or hardware maintenance fees. Those unexpected savings really add up.”
“The Cloud400 team knows what they were doing, have been in business a long time, and really knew OS400.”
“Cloud400 contributes to a real watershed moment for the growth of Equitable Life & Casualty with a target system in sync and failover ready.”
I would recommend Cloud400™. For any user that needs Disaster Recovery (DR) or hosting of any OS400 application, it almost does not make sense to purchase an on-premise server.
“Cloud400 was 53% less expensive than these other OS400 hosting solutions. A big savings.”
“I could tell from talking to the Cloud400 team that they were very knowledgeable of OS400, hosting, iTera replication and had network expertise.”
“I have no doubt in my mind that the future of OS400 computing is going to the cloud. ”
“Heck, the day after we went live we had a power failure in Baton Rouge. Our office went down, but our other 18 offices kept right on running.”