IBM Power Systems on Public Cloud

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Public Cloud has reset many organizations’ expectations of their IT infrastructure. Over 200,000 clients globally rely on the IBM Power platform for their mission-critical workloads, and many of them have been looking at cloud solutions to help accelerate business transformation.

The capabilities of the IBM Cloud can be leveraged for many uses cases, including:

  • Dev/Test environments to accelerate application delivery

  • Disaster recovery and high availability infrastructure on the public cloud

  • On-Demand Production Workloads

  • Data centre consolidation


Our Methodology

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We Assess

We analyze your existing infrastructure, and future growth needs to proceed with migration, using discovery and assessment tools to identify any issues.

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We Design

We determine your risks and interdependencies to achieve optimal design, comparing plans, and recommending the most appropriate option for you.

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We Deploy

We align your budget, resources, timeline, and your objectives by choosing the best migration path, preparing all the data, mapping out the workflows, and deploy your solution.

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We Manage

We ensure your staff is trained and familiar with the deployed infrastructure, and offer additional support through remote management and monitoring.

Customer Use Case

One of the largest Canadian retailers of furniture, major appliances and home electronics would like to reduce cost by moving DR to the cloud

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Problem

The client needed a more flexible and cost-effective Disaster Recovery solution to incorporate company wide

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Solution

  • A streamlined architecture is deployed for on-prem production with the main ERP database running on AIX, as well as other distributed services running on Windows and Linux servers

  • Disaster Recovery is deployed on AIX and x86 infrastructure in the IBM Cloud

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Results

  • Significant improvement in Disaster Recovery readiness

  • Minimize revenue and data loss due to unplanned outages

  • 25% cost reduction by moving Disaster Recovery to the cloud

The Blair Advantage

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Blair Technology Solutions is an IBM Gold Business Partner with a strong foundation in IBM Power Systems. Our fully certified team brings knowledge and expertise to manage your IBM Power Systems through our 7×24 Network Operations Centre (NOC). Our NOC monitors and controls all critical infrastructure, whether it is on-premises or in the cloud.

To help businesses compete in the dynamic era of multi-cloud and AI, we manage traditional and emerging workloads while transforming IT departments to keep pace.

Our cloud deployment helps organizations achieve agility and speed to access IT and deploy applications such as On-Demand payment for use and consumption, IT management simplification, standardization, and modernization. These factors bring forward continuous infrastructure innovation and help accelerate business transformation.