Comprehensive data storage solutions To truly optimise your IT infrastructure, it’s key to have a comprehensive and resilient approach to hybrid multi-cloud. One that lowers costs without cloud lock-in, integrates and plays well with your existing solutions — all while simplifying containerisation, management, software-defined storage and modern data protection. Storage Made Simple Reduce costs, be […]

IBM have recently announced that IBM i V7R2 will go end of support on 30th April 2021.  If you are running IBM i V7R2 after this date under your existing IBM Support and Subscriptions and you encounter an OS issue you would not be entitled to support under the IBM Software Maintenance Agreement as you are […]

From June 9th through to September 30th 2020 IBM is offering to give your business a ‘boost’ with their IBM i solution Edition Booster Pack.  With the Booster Pack, clients can purchase software from any IBM i PartnerWorld registered ISV (instead of specific named solutions) to be eligible for the 4-core or 6-core IBM Power […]

For Many Businesses, It’s Time to Upgrade Their Best-Kept Secret: IBM i Peter Rutten, IDC September 2019 IBM just released a new version of IBM i 7.4 — with some significant new capabilities. This white paper describes the unique nature of the IBM i platform in a world of otherwise thin, kernel-based operating systems. It […]

What’s the problem? Microsoft plans to discontinue the support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 & 1.1 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC as of June 2020. This means that starting in June 2020, any commercial clients, devices or services that connect to Office 365 using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will not succeed. […]

After the dates stated below and in the attached announcement  IBM will no longer offer standard hardware maintenance service for the following listed machine types.  Power 6 – End of support Date is 31st March 2019  7998 61X ECLIPZ Blade 9119 FHA Power 595 9125 F2A Power 575 8203 E4A Power 520 9407 M15 Power 520 […]

From 30th April 2018 IBM i 7.1 will be withdrawn. If you intend to run IBM i 7.1 on your server then IBM are offering Extended Support but this will be chargeable. Some servers are not able to go past IBM i 7.1, if you would like to check the future of your server click […]

On January 9, IBM confirmed that Spectre and Meltdown does affect IBM POWER Systems servers. These new vulnerabilities are further reason for ensuring your system is running a supported OS release with the latest PTFs installed. The latest official word on this from IBM can be found at: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/psirt/potential-impact-processors-power-family/ Details regarding the PTFs can be found […]

IBM Hardware Maintenance IBM are implementing a price increase from 1st April 2017 for IBM Hardware Maintenance and Software Services, excluding Software Maintenance which IBM reserves the right to change at a later date. For the majority of IBM products, the increase will be 3%, including usage charges where appropriate, but will not apply to […]

Please find details below regarding End of Service Dates: Hardware From 31st December 2016 IBM no longer directly supports the following IBM Servers: 9406-170 9406-800 9407-515 9408-M25 3580-H23 IBM will support these servers under their End of Life Multi-Vendor Scheme. Please contact Mark or Kelly on 01625 548111 for more information about your support options […]

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