WHY ARE CURRENT IBM i CUSTOMERS FLOCKING TO THE CLOUD?
Interest in Cloud solutions for Disaster Recovery continues to grow rapidly with increased revenue growth and gross profit growth reported for Cloud users. Maxava has delivered Cloud solutions to IBM i customers for numerous partners around the world, including Sungard Availability Services and SunGard Public Sector in the United States.
Cloud DR is now recognized as one of the fastest growing IT markets. Gartner estimates the compound annual growth rate at approximately 30% and predicts that the DRaaS market will have surpassed more traditional subscription-based DR services by 2018.
Currently there are approximately 150,000 users of the IBM i platform, globally, including up to 95% of Fortune 500 companies. With penetration for real-time replication in the IBM i market estimated to be currently around only 10%, many of the organizations that use this platform are determined to break their reliance on tape backup solutions in the short term. Gartner estimates that 40% of large enterprises will have eliminated tape for operational recovery by the end of 2016.
Customers are looking for Business Partners that can meet their cross-platform DR needs. With Maxava in the Cloud, Maxava can seamlessly provide the IBM i services to round out your DR services portfolio.
Often businesses that run on IBM i do not have access to a backup data center or even a backup IBM i. In addition, many are exposed by having access to only a limited number of high quality IBM i technical experts.
These businesses want to focus on their core activities and leave their Business Continuity to be fully managed by a specialist organization that can provide geographical diversity, comprehensive data center services and regular Disaster Recovery testing.
Using Maxava’s Cloud HA, an organization’s critical IBM i Data, Objects and IFS can be replicated transaction by transaction to a multi-tenanted (virtualized) or private IBM i server in an offsite data center at a secure remote location.
Now, all IBM i vendors can easily and confidently offer a flexible and extensible Disaster Recovery solution to customers of all sizes and complexity, expertly managed and at reasonable cost.
“I see Maxava HA running out there, and everything is journaling and behaving just as it should. Basically, it runs itself, which is a considerable benefit for us because we have a very small IT staff”
Sue Macauda, IT Coordinator
Village of Woodridge