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Thursday, April 27 • 10:30am - 11:30am
154: Turn up the Power: External Disk and Hardware Replication on i... A Case Study!

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Your IBM i does a great job of managing internal disk, so why upgrade to external storage using a SAN? Your replication software may require some extra time and attention, but it gets the job done - so why change? Turns out there are lots of reasons to change both! This won't be a nuts and bolts how-to session. Rather it will be a case study of the decisions made by one large appliance and electronics retailer to implement these technologies, including the considerations, decisions, trade-offs, and benefits. You may not leave this session knowing how to do it, but you'll understand why you might want to, and you'll be ready to ask many of the right questions to get you there.

Some of the topics we'll discuss will include:_
- HA vs DR
- RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective)
- iASP's
- Tool-kits
- Backups
- Flash Copy
- Recovery Scenarios

You'll leave this session better prepared to:
1. Determine if external storage is right for your environment
2. Understand the trade-offs involved with external storage and hardware replication
3. Know what questions to ask along the way!

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Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2023 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Plaza Court 7
  High Availability Resilience
  • Session Level All
  • Audience Anyone who is curious about using external storage and hardware replication with their IBM i is encouraged to attend!