Hosted solutions for IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) platforms

IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) remains one of the world’s most widely-used, core business systems. Designed for data processing and workload-optimized applications, IBM i’s proven reliability and security has made it central to many organizations’ operations for over 30 years.

Despite its widespread use, the legacy aspects of this compute environment make it a challenge to maintain in-house. As demand and necessity for next-generation operating systems, applications, and integration require a balance between old and new, LightEdge has introduced a suite of IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) and AIX on Power Systems solutions to fill this void.

The LightEdge Power Cloud offering provides specialized solutions to ensure the stability and evolution of your IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) and AIX environment. Customers can enjoy all the benefits of their secure and reliable IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) platform with the flexibility and redundancy of cloud built in.

Key Power Cloud Features:

  • Access to LightEdge’s Hybrid Solution Centers and all its benefits
  • Increased security & decreased risk for critical data and applications
  • The flexibility & scalability you need to compete in an unpredictable market
  • Access to our highly trained engineers, with 24/7/365 live support
  • Dedicated team of IBM i, AS/400 experts with decades of experience

LightEdge implemented Power Cloud for IBM i, AS/400 as an enterprise disaster recovery solution for Kemin Industries. See the Case Study.

Why LightEdge Power Cloud?

As companies look to digitally transform their businesses, they can extend and defend their IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) and AIX investment through:

  • Application Modernization
  • Platform Upgrades & Improvements
  • Stranded Operating System Remediation
  • Disaster Recovery Confidence
  • Specialized Expertise
  • Cost Containment
  • Flexibility to Scale

LightEdge operates a specialty division for IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) platform managed hosting services and dedicated disaster recovery solutions. The Power Team at LightEdge has a combined 120 years of experience working with IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) power systems for companies large and small.

As a proven IBM Delivery Partner, LightEdge operates highly-connected data centers built to Tier III standards with leading compliance measures in Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, Austin, TX, and Raleigh, NC. We provide customized, yet flexible, SLAs and contracts that enable clients to work in the manner they choose, and deliver total end-to-end IBM platform support or selective outsourcing, as required. LightEdge is one of the few IBM Cloud Service Providers that offers integrated cloud services for Microsoft, IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries), AIX, zOS, and Linux workloads.

LightEdge Power Cloud Offerings:

Hosted LPARs – Virtual Servers for IBM i (AS/400 / iSeries) and AIX on demand. LightEdge will scale unique LPARs for your applications and host them in our compliant data centers, connected to your business over high-speed LAN/WAN or internet.

Data Protection – Incremental backups and continuous replication that remove the need for tape. LightEdge leverages enterprise-class VTL solutions designed for network-efficient backups, offsite replication, reduced backup windows and RTO/RPO improvements at scale.

IBM i Recovery Cloud – A tested plan for running on backup. LightEdge will reserve a pre-configured LPAR and the data center resources required to recover all your critical IT systems. Enjoy premium restoration resources at a multi-tenancy price point. We include one full system restore test per year, along with the DR resources to accomplish it. This flexible platform and infinitely scalable resource pool guarantee rapid RPO/RTO.

IBM i Premium Recovery Cloud – Customers who require high availability through real-time replication using primetime delivery through fully connected and available hosted LPARs. Leverage a second live system for full redundancy, and the distribution of certain I/O intensive applications for increased performance on your primary system. LightEdge delivers proven High Availability and failover DR to protect against platform or component failure, or to allow for scheduled downtime. This near-zero downtime solution includes quarterly failover testing.

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