Have you thought about iSeries Hosting?
Posted by Paul Fuller on 09 November 2017 02:00 PM

iSeries Hosting is becoming more popular each day.  As many of you already know, IBM plans to discontinue Hardware Support for Power 5 Systems as well as any older systems. The date is scheduled for January 31 2019*

Now is a great time to think about going to a cloud based solution.

First Option offers iSeries Hosting at affordable prices for small to medium sized businesses. 

Below are the services offered:


Helpdesk Services:

  • We maintain User Profiles and Maintenance.
  • Printer assignment and restarts.
  • Resolve locked up and runaway jobs.
  • IBM PTF's (fixes).
  • Nightly back ups.
  • Confirmation of back ups.


Operational Services - Performed several times daily:

  • Systems are up and operational.
  • No problems reported from peripherals.
  • Error Detection.
  • Disk functionality and utilization.
  • Problem determinations, resolutions, escalations.

Your applications are available and secure with our iSeries Hosting Data Center. With a strategic partnership with MindShift, this environmentally controlled facility is highly secure with full scalability and redundancy. The site is SSAE-16 compliant, which, is an internationally recognized auditing standard. You will receive 24x7 NOC support and your system will be monitored for halts 24x7 as well.

In a First Option IBM i hosting shared environment, a specific amount of DASD and interactive users are provided to load and access your application on a system that you share with other customers. Your application is secured using IBM i OS object level security.

Many companies no longer want to own an iSeries but do want to remain on the software they have been using for many years. Other companies have left their iSeries platform but need to "sunset" their data for at least seven years. First Option's IBM i Cloud Hosting shared environment is a perfect alternative.

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