Growing organically can put a strain on enterprises that rely on industry-standard x86-based architectures. Oftentimes, as application requirements grow, additional servers are installed to accommodate the increased requirements. This all adds up to an infrastructure that is paying too much in licensing costs, maintenance costs, support costs, and adds to much complexity to your environment.
Migrating to the IBM System x allows your IT staff on innovating and growing in functionality, instead of spending all day maintaining systems and “putting out fires”. This platform is designed to deliver mainframe-class availability in a cost-effective package.
Designed to run a combination of Windows and Linux operating systems, IBM’s System x platform includes innovations such as the Enterprise X-Architecture™ deployment models, which provides scalable CPU & memory designs, affordable I/O expansion options, and virtualization solutions for consolidation.
In addition to reducing costs by consolidating & simplifying, System x servers include tools like PowerExecutive™, which balances the system to reduce energy requirements, and Calibrated Vectored Cooling™, which reduces system failures in addition to reducing TCO.
North American Systems has extensive experience migrating server platform to iSeries servers. We have built a best practices philosophy and methodology that keeps you migration project on time and within your budget constraints.
We start by examining and taking inventory of your current IT infrastructure, taking note of servers, storage, networking hardware, and software. We then work with you to configure a system that conforms to your prerequisites, and is compatible with your information infrastructure. We integrate our capacity planning services in the migration process to assist you in making your system responsive to future resources requirements. In addition we can assist with ROI analysis, helping you make a solid business case for migration.
We work with IBM to move your data and applications onto your new system, performing several test migrations before going live, so possible risks and issues can be addressed beforehand. We benchmark and test your new infrastructure to ensure it meets your requirements.
At this stage we setup & configure your logical partitions, and make sure the recommended LPAR implementation is performing as expected.
After testing and staging, we perform load balancing and performance tuning to ensure optimal performance of your new system.
From planning, testing & staging to fine-tuning, our approach is to develop a system that can be installed and implemented with minimal disruption & risk. Hardware management consoles are configured and systems administrators are brought up to speed.
North American Systems is customer-orientated and stays in constant contact with its customer base. We work with you to develop plans to respond to change quickly in a cost-effective manner.