Tectrade IBM Power Cloud

Your data and your costs under control

The strength and reliability of IBM Power in a (hybrid) Cloud environment? Whether you opt for an on-premises environment or want to go to the Cloud, we can offer you a seamless and secure integration with the IBM Power Cloud.

The Tectrade Power Cloud is a scalable and flexible platform based on the latest IBM Power9 technology. Taking into account your required response times, we ensure complete integration with your existing IBM Power environment. Our flexible consumption models reduce license costs, while over 25 years of IBM experience gives you the peace of mind of working with dedicated experts. We provide whatever assistance you need, including flexible disaster recovery solutions. The Tectrade cloud is located in world-class, high-security data centers that deliver an average global uptime of 99.9999%.

The challenges you face

Moving to the cloud
For companies using IBM Power systems, moving your data to traditional cloud suppliers is not a viable, secure option. You need an experienced partner with specialized skills.
Aging hardware
IBM Power systems often run without problems for years, but the outdated technology limits disaster recovery possibilities and leads to both high
upgrade and maintenance costs.
Decreasing in-house expertise
As the numbers of staff with the required IBM Power expertise decrease, problems increase. Even administrators who ‘learn’ AS/400 environment management, lack specific ‘i’ knowledge.
Failing disaster recovery strategy
Current RPO and RTO no longer meet your customers’ requirements, and are also unable to integrate with existing IBM
Power systems.

The key benefits of our solution

Secure transition to the cloud
We secure your transition to the cloud with seamless integration of your existing IBM Power environment and consideration of your required response times.
Reduce license costs
Our flexible consumption models make your budget go further and enable quick and easy scaling without major investments.
Specialized IBM knowledge
With 25+ years’ IBM experience, our dedicated, specialist staff assist you whenever needed – no matter how
complex the task – to ensure your peace of mind.
Tailored and managed SLAs
The Tectrade Power Cloud is located in two world-class, high-security data centers, with an average global
uptime of 99.9999% and flexible disaster recovery solutions.Each of the tier 3++ data centers has a dedicated Internet exchange with direct connections to hyperscalers as Azure, AWS and IBM Cloud.

Our leading capabilities enable your success

Tectrade Power Cloud
The Tectrade Power Cloud delivers the strength and reliability of IBM Power in a hybrid cloud environment, installed with the latest IBM Power9 technology. Virtualisation takes place on the basis of PowerVM and PowerVC cloud, while Power9 technology enables efficient hosting of IBMi, AIX and Linux environments.

Storage/Backup
The Power Cloud has high-end IBM storage on the basis of Flash (SSD) and Spinning Disks (DASD) that is accessible on the IBM Power9 environment via the virtualization layer. A disc-based virtual tape library (VTL) is used for backup and disaster recovery. Both storage and VTL are replicated to the secondary data centre.

IBM expertise

Tectrade has 26 years’ experience with the implementation and management of Enterprise IBM environments and has encountered everything with regard to the Power platform. We are familiar with combinations such as LinuxONE, Linux on Power in combination with, for instance, Sap HANA – everything necessary to help you achieve your goals with regard to demanding workloads and your journey to the cloud. We provide everything you need to achieve your demanding workload goals.

 

Easily order your Power partitions (i, AIX and Linux) from the Cloud and enjoy the many benefits. We have already listed 10 of them for you:

  • Seamless integration with your existing IBM Power environment;
  • 24/7 Support
  • You always profit from the most recent updates without any extra effort;
  • Reduce the dependency on internal knowledge and availability;
  • Your data resides locally and always in an optimally protected data centre;
  • Scaling up is fast and flexible;
  • High availability;
  • Your data and your costs under control;
  • You only pay for what you use;
  • No investment costs: from CapEx to OpEx

Would you prefer  full service and support? Then opt for our Managed Services!

PowerAssist

With Tectrade’s PowerAssist we offer a proven Enterprise management solution for IBM i. Our specialists offer monitoring, reporting and management support services on the basis of SLAs. PowerAssist is available in various service levels and can be expanded with additional services, such as performance measurements, an annual health or disaster recovery check and escalation management.

BackupAssist

Your data is one of your most valuable assets. When the volume increases, good data security may feel like a heavy burden. BackupAssist is a fully managed Enterprise backup and recovery solution. You will receive the highest possible service level, data protection and security based on your requirements and wishes.

Case study : Volvo Netherlands opts for Tectrade Power Cloud
When its current IBM Power system was written off, and the company’s disaster and recovery environment was deemed no longer fit for purpose, Volvo Netherlands chose our managed cloud solution rather than investing in new systems. Read the full case here 

Do you want to know more about the possibilities of IBM Power Cloud for your production or contingency environments? Our Power Experts are ready to assist you!

More information

Do you have questions or would you like more information? Mail to info@tectrade.nl or call +31 (0)345 547040.

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