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IBM Power Systems – The platform you can trust to handle your most critical data.

If you’ve already built your infrastructure on the decade’s #1 most reliable server platform you know that your legacy servers have brought industry-leading availability and performance to your mission-critical workloads. But can your infrastructure meet the needs of today and the demands of tomorrow?

If you’re upgrading from X86 it’s time you found out why 80 of the Fortune 100 trust POWER Systems to support their businesses.

So, why upgrade to POWER9?

If you’re running on a legacy system, it’s time to make a change. Support for POWER7 ended in 2019 and support for IBM POWER 7+ systems is planned from the 31st of December 2020.  Can you risk your mission-critical data?

Upgrading can help you to maintain a competitive advantage and adapt rapidly to the changing tech landscape.The performance, security and integrated cloud capabilities of POWER9 can take your applications to the next level with an underlying infrastructure that can be consumed and scaled on demand.

Enterprise cloud-ready
Optimised for private, hybrid or multi-cloud environments, Power Systems™ easily integrate into your organisation’s cloud strategy to handle flexible consumption models and changing customer needs.

Security built-in
Integrated hardware and software on POWER9 servers provide security at every layer, starting at the chip level.

No. 1 in reliability by ITIC
Ranked No. 1 in every major reliability category by ITIC*, IBM Power Systems deliver the most reliable on-premises infrastructure to meet around-the-clock customer demands. With 99.9996% uptime (the maximum of any non-mainframe Linux platform), POWER9 is like a city that never sleeps.

Industry-leading value and performance
Take advantage of superior core performance and memory bandwidth to deliver both performance and price-performance advantages.

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Upgrade now, pay later

IBM Global Financing provides flexible payment options to help accelerate value. Order before June 30th and you can buy now, pay October or benefit from 0% over 12 months  or 0% over 24 months for Power 8 & 9*.

Offering a complete set of payment plans, IT equipment loans and leasing options we can support you to acquire and add advanced technologies as needed – offering predictable payment structures that conserve cash and help stretch your budget.

  • Add financial flexibility to meet rapidly changing business requirements
  • Preserve cash flow and credit lines to meet other strategic needs
  • Align costs with expected benefits through customised financing
  • Reduce obsolescence risk through flexible upgrade financing
  • Accelerate cash flow break-even points for your projects

*Subject to credit approval.

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Support solutions

Life IT has been providing managed services to clients for many years across a range of technologies and solutions, allowing our customers to focus on their business priorities.

No matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for, Life IT can provide any combination of support including:
  • Operational
  • Technical
  • Application
  • IBM i
  • Remote support tools

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Resources

Get to know the Power 9 family

Built for the most demanding, data-intensive, computing on earth. With industry-leading reliability and security, our infrastructure is designed to crush the most data-intensive workloads imaginable, while keeping your business protected

A multi-layered approach to security – eBook

With hybrid cloud being the norm for enterprises, they are evolving their strategies. IBM Power Systems offers security and reliability to achieve enterprise needs.

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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing (IGF) helps you acquire the IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible. With LifeIT, IBM Global Financing (IGF) helps you acquire the IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible.

Choose from a variety of financing options to address your unique solution requirements and help manage your cash flow and assets.

What others say about us

“Having migrated from IBM Domino to Microsoft Office 360 (Business Cloud), we are delighted with the results – and have 1000 happy internal customers who much prefer Outlook to Domino. Life IT were flexible, fair and supportive when schedules had to change due to other Gurit projects.  We had direct access to engineers and technical staff and a dedicated team who were easy to work with.  The whole project was done in a very friendly environment and I would definitely recommend Life IT for these sorts of migration projects.”

Henrikki Häkkänen,
Global IT Services Manager — Gurit Services AG

“Without the professional and expert support of Life IT, we wouldn’t have had the quality product we now have. They gently but insistently pushed the boundaries of our assumptions during the analysis phase, getting us to challenge our mind-sets and think outside the box. They then worked seamlessly as part of our team and delivered to time and to budget – no mean feat”.

James Hacking
Head of Technical Services—HCSS

“As we’d already invested significantly in Lotus Notes and Domino, a solution that built on our existing investment and skills was ideal. Life IT understood what was important to us and delivered a solution that met our needs. We’ve already seen the number of ‘distress calls’ to the sales office reduce as our sales managers can easily access customer data off line wherever they are and we’ve had positive feedback all round about the ability to update their call reports instantly on the road.”

Colin Mosley
Head of IT—Polyflor

“The Life IT solution has provided us with a significant reduction in support and maintenance costs and is an easy to use, more resilient and more easily maintainable system. As a business that handles thousands of transactions a day from 12 different own brand or white label websites it was vital that the whole process was seamless and, with the renewal of the support and maintenance contract from our existing supplier looming, it was also vital that the project came in on deadline. Life IT achieved this and more as they provided us with additional MI functionality and supported our staff whilst transferring their skills.’

Andrew Kirkham
Head of IT Development—DLR

“Life IT are doing a great job providing a very professional and efficient service. They are almost silently efficient and just get things done – only escalating issues when necessary. Their expertise in the AS400 is a key strength ensuring a real depth to their service and they keep us up to date with advances in technology too. So from an AS400 perspective I have very little to worry about.”

John Geary
IT Service Delivery Manager

“After the restructure I was left with a critical resource gap which quickly needed filling, having worked with Life IT before I gave them a call. Their response was swift and efficient. They now work as a virtual Center Parcs help desk team providing a strength and depth of support. Their flexible working based on a time bank system is real value for money. So not only do I get an expert and efficient service, I have reduced my resource costs!”

Kerry Moakes
Head of IT—Center Parcs

“We wanted flexible support to ensure 24/7 cover and Life IT worked with us to deliver this. Life IT has become integrated into the Bentley way of working and their role has expanded into looking at the technical side of the application as well as the support. “Our relationship has been built up over a significant period of time and both sides have worked hard to develop a supplier/customer relationship that can be used as a model throughout Bentley. We are now in the position where we have a pro-active partnership, Life IT are treated as part of Bentley, and that is a credit to them”.

Chris Sayers
Senior IS Manager—Bentley Motors

Support options

From full 24 by 7 operations to month end support and holiday cover, we can tailor a fixed price solution to fit seamlessly with your IT department.

So we offer a wide range of technical support services including IBM i, System P, Domino and SQL Server, to proactively monitor the availability and performance of your systems within a fixed price contract.

The key to our Application Support is that it’s ‘tailored’ to your exact requirements, with the flexibility to increase the resources and hours of cover as required.

With a Life support contract, you have access to a multi-skilled team with hardware, operating system and application skills as well as the latest IBM i certifications.

We provide any combination of application, operational and technical support, no matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for.

Life IT offer bespoke managed Microsoft SQL Server support services which are tailored to our customer’s requirements to ensure their systems are optimized, stable and secure, as well as prepared for future upgrades and updates.

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