FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2014
Significant improvements to High Availability using third party HA solutions and IBM’s FlashCopyTM are now available for IBM i installations.
What: Focal Point’s DR FlashCopy Solution now available
Where: COMMON 2014 Fall Conference and Expo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 27–29, 2014
Who: Focal Point Solutions Group (FPSG) is an IBM Business Partner specializing in managed services
Contact: Ron Venzin, Partner, Focal Point Solutions Group
COMMON 2014 Fall Conference and Expo, Indianapolis, Ind.—Focal Point Solutions Group LLC, an IBM Business Partner, today announced the availability of Focal Point’s DR FlashCopyTM Solution that provides a reference architecture to enhance the business benefits of high availability (HA) for IBM i users in a bundled solution incorporating hardware, software, and managed services. The announcement was made at the Fall Conference of the world's largest IBM user group.
Focal Point Solutions Group LLC is an IBM Business Partner owned and managed by professionals with extensive IT industry experience and deep understanding of the IBM midrange platform. Based in Florida, the company is an IBM MSP infrastructure partner with certifications from IBM in Power Systems, Tivoli Storage Manager, and IBM storage.
The DR FlashCopy bundled solution from FPSG leverages IBM’s FlashCopy functionality to rapidly duplicate large amounts of data and objects on the IBM Storwize external disk storage systems (V3700, V5000 or V7000). Users of DR FlashCopy will normally have an industry-recognized third-party High Availability mirroring software solution such as those offered by IBM, Visions Solutions, BugBusters, iSam Blue, Maxava, Rocket Software, Shield Advanced Solutions, or Quick-EDD.
“Through a talented group of IBM midrange specialists in our organization, we have created a family of managed services that close vulnerabilities in the high availability picture for enterprises that require near-zero downtime. These services help assure greater availability of their critical applications by leveraging breakthroughs in IBM’s Storwize family of external storage systems and their FlashCopy software functionality,” said Ron Venzin, Partner, Focal Point Solutions Group.
“Our new managed service offering brings significant value to users of IBM AS/400, iSeries, System i and IBM i platforms needing additional performance and functionality associated with High Availability,” said Garrett Schut, VP Sales West, Focal Point Solutions Group.
Benefits of Focal Point’s DR FlashCopy Solution include:
Focal Point’s DR FlashCopy Solution is currently implemented and is available throughout North America.
Pricing is based on bundled options that are customized based on configuration and data protection/availability requirements.
Technical support for Focal Point’s DR FlashCopy Solution is available on a 24/7 basis from the FPSG Support Organization.
For more information on Focal Point’s DR FlashCopy Solution and related managed services, contact Ron Venzin, Partner, FPSG, Tel: 813-513-7402, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focal Point Solutions Group LLC
Focal Point Solutions Group LLC (FPSG) is an IBM Business Partner with extensive experience in the IBM Power Systems, x86, and new cloud platforms. The company is an IBM MSP infrastructure partner with certifications by IBM for Power Systems, Tivoli software, and storage. Based in Florida, FPSG has clients throughout North America and specializes in managed services, high availability, and unique disaster-recovery architectures, including Focal Point's DR FlashCopyTM solution, a bundled DR offering that includes IBM hardware, software and FPSG managed services to simplify advanced data protection and high availability. FPSG specializes in managed services and cloud hosting solutions designed to make the jobs of IT professionals easier. The company offers technical assessments and support for server consolidation, virtualization, data protection, availability, security, and compliance. The FPSG Managed Services team provides 24/7 monitoring of installed third party high availability solutions, first- and second-level technical support, and automated monitoring at the FPSG Client Alert Center. The company's mission statement states it is dedicated to "Make our clients' lives easier, more successful, and more profitable. Our professional team of caring, accountable, and technically talented professionals sees our clients as deserving excellence in services and solutions."
Focal Point Solutions Group LLC
8955 U.S. Highway 301 N #204
Parish, Florida, 34219 USA
Tel: 813 513 7402
*FlashCopy, IBM i, iSeries, and AS/400 are trademarks of IBM Corporation.
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