IBM System Management for iSeries, AIX and Power Servers

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August 4, 2017 Legacy System Blog Articles

In today’s always-on business environment, companies need dedicated experts to manage and monitor their IBM systems, 24/7. IBM system management is about keeping your operations more secure, available, and effective than you can manage in-house – and at a lower price point, too.


What IBM System Management Entails

IBM system management involves balancing workloads, allocating resources for changing capacities, and constantly monitoring systems so that necessary maintenance can be performed at a moment’s notice. Leaving one mistake unattended, or handling a problem too slowly, is all it takes to suffer from downtime and data loss – something that your system management provider works constantly to avoid.

Today’s users are accustomed to 24/7 performance and availability, making the demand placed on your IBM system’s performance greater than ever. This is why real-time monitoring is a necessity, and the staff monitoring your system must be prepared to fix a bug, install or implement services, and even recover from a disaster while maintaining your company’s outward appearance that things are running smoothly.


Why Third Parties Work

An old Russian proverb tells us “if you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.” Your company’s resources are already budgeted on the services it specializes in – trying to manage your own systems in-house can mean taking focus away from your core business, or sacrificing IT security.

As businesses grow, so do their management costs. Outsourcing management can not only increase your skillset and the expertise on your team, but also save you a significant amount of money at the same time. This is especially true of companies that allow you to only pay for services as-needed (like Baseline).

Benefits of IBM system management include:

  • Built-in disaster security 
  • Reduced system complexity 
  • Managed virtualization solutions 
  • System updates and changes made as required 
  • Constant monitoring for problem or error detection 
  • 24/7 monitoring of operational performance and uptime 
  • Reduced overhead by paying for support only when needed 
  • Customized solutions for companies hosted with cloud computing, or on-premise 

24/7 third party monitoring ensures that your company is covered even after working hours, rather than finding out about an IT failure hours later, or having to scrounge up your staff after they’ve already gone home. With IBM system management, you can also determine how many backups are performed based on your recovery point objective (RPO), per application and dataset. 

IBM system management is the next step towards keeping your operations secure, available, and effective 24/7.  


For more information on how IBM system management works or what it entails, contact us today at 317-707-3941.


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