Implementation of 2 IBM Power 7 systems with Network Attached Storage
Migration of Power5
AIX. Power 6 i5/OS and pSeries LPARS to Power7 LPARS and WPARS
LPAR and WPAR
sizing and system allocation (Production/Non-Production)
LPAR and WPAR build
Test Migration with LPAR
Full Migration from Power5 to
Full Migration from Power6 to
Full Migration from pSeries to
Replication build and
Power7 to IBM DC for HA/DR
Implement Workload Automation across entire estate
traditionally relied on manual processing controls to manage the overnight and weekend
workloads on our mainframes. In recent years we have moved away from processing on primarily
i-series (as/400) equipment to an environment with a much broader range of platforms and
applications running business critical workload.
The Manual and bespoke
methods currently employed to manage non i-Series requirements are prone to human error, and
the lack of automation available is increasingly causing risk to Service Levels, and our
ability to recover cleanly from any disruptions in normal processing. During a series of Proofs
Of Concept exercises, a product that offers the required management capability across our
varied estate has been identified, CONTROL-M from BMC Software.
Implement Tape Storage Management across entire estate
There is no
current hardware resource available to increase capacity of backup infrastructure to cater for
current growth or future project requirements. The number of backups being
taken, plus the increased volume of data being required to maintain is causing excess stress on
our infrastructure and our ability to recover the data in a disaster.
will provide the means to increase our current capacity, reduce the amount of failed backups,
separate TSM data from production data to minimise risk, and provide the building blocks for an
autonomous TSM infrastructure capable of providing more resilient BCP
The project will
reduce the amount of administration it currently takes to manipulate the environment in order
to continue to keep backups running.
IBM i7, i6, i5, System i, iSeries, AS/400
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